Accident Vickers Varsity T.1 WF391, Wednesday 20 January 1954
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Date:Wednesday 20 January 1954
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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: WF391
MSN: 550
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:5 km NNE Hullavington RAF Station -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hullavington RAF Station
Narrative:
The Varsity flew into the ground during a Blind Approach Beam System (BABS) approach at night. The airplane was serving with RAF 1 ANS.

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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