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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Fecha:lunes 19 octubre 1959
Tipo:Vickers Varsity T.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: WF381
Numéro de série: 540
Año de Construcción: 1952
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 264
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,4 km (4 milles) N of Tangmere (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), Reino Unido
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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