Accident Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ888, Monday 28 March 1955
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Date:Monday 28 March 1955
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Type:Silhouette image of generic vars model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Varsity T.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WJ888
MSN: 615
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:2,4 km W of Colyton -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
One engine caught fire after which the remaining engine lost power. The Varsity crash-landed.
It was serving with RAF No.2 Air Navigation School.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987

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