Accident Vickers Varisty T.1 WJ938, Thursday 26 March 1953
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Date:Thursday 26 March 1953
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Type:Silhouette image of generic vars model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Varisty T.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WJ938
MSN:
Year of manufacture:1953
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Nicosia Airport (NIC) -   Cyprus
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC)
Narrative:
During taxiing the nosewheel steering failed. The pilot informed ATC and continued to taxy using differential braking. He attempted a double bend, but then the brakes failed. The Varsity left the taxiway and ran into some parked fuel tankers.
It was serving with RAF Advanced Flying School.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
The Vickers Varsity / Roger Lindsay and Geoff Cruickshank, 1987

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