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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Montag 22 Juni 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WJ335
Werknummer: HP67/136
Baujahr: 1952
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), Großbritannien
Flug nach:?
The Hastings C.2 transport plane was taking part in an exercise and taxied in line for a stream takeoff from RAF Abingdon. After takeoff the airplane pitched up steeply and climbed to about 300 feet. It stalled and fell to the ground.
Investigation revealed that the elevator control locks had been left engaged or reapplied after release. There had been a modification for the Hastings fleet to prevent this, but apparently of no avail to WJ335.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Hastings Bangs and Prangs and Splashes and Crashes
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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