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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 2 September 1947
Type:Vickers Viking C.2
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VL245
MSN: 144
First flight: 1946-07-09 (1 year 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The aircraft lost an engine while climbing out. Unable to gain height the crew force landed in a field at Newhills. The Viking was part of the King's Flight.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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