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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Thursday 18 December 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10 C.1K
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XR806
MSN: 826
First flight: 1965-11-26 (32 years 1 month)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 301
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brize Norton (BZZ) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Tipped during defuelling. Damaged beyond repair & broken up for spares March 1999. Reportedly the fin fuel gauge was broken, incorrectly showing no fuel in the fin fuel tanks.

Damaged on the ground

» Scramble 231


photo of Vickers-VC10-1106-C1K-XR806
accident date: 18-12-1997
type: Vickers VC10-1106 C1K
registration: XR806
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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