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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 27 April 1976
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-660 Argosy C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XR105
MSN: 6783
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boscombe Down RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
The Argosy was on an asymmetric approach when a wing suddenly dropped. The airplane crashed and hit a building.
The Argosy was being flown by an Empire Test Pilots School handling crew from Boscombe Down.

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


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