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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Montag 19 Oktober 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Varsity T.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WF381
Werknummer: 540
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,4 km (4 Meilen) N of Tangmere (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), Großbritannien
The airplane was being used on a test flight for an asymmetric safety speed assessment.
The pilot lost control after applying full power to one engine at 10,000ft in takeoff configuration. The aircraft stalled and entered a spin from which it did not recover. The Varsity was serving with RAF ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School)

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