Accident Lockheed Neptune MR.1 WX511, Tuesday 22 January 1957
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Neptune MR.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WX511
MSN: 426-5106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK)
Destination airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK)
The Lockheed Neptune was engaged in a test flight prior to a flight to Malta. During a "touch and go" the propellers failed to go into fine pitch. The captain aborted the takeoff but overran the runway. In order not to hit a bus on the Findhorn road, he selected the undercarriage up. The nose wheel retracted, but the main wheels didn't. The plane stood on its nose and ground to a halt with one engine on fire. The crew all exited the plane without injury.

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