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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Fecha:lunes 22 junio 1953
Tipo:Handley Page Hastings C.2
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WJ335
Numéro de série: HP67/136
Año de Construcción: 1952
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
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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