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Old 12th Dec 2018, 13:35
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Fairford, Glos
Age: 94
Posts: 151
Yes Roving, looks like it as I see from my log book that I was indeed flying at Abingdon on that day although a couple of the details look a bit odd. For one thing I quite definitely saw no ground loop, what actually happened is that the aircraft tilted gradually to the right as it decelerated along the runway, finally running onto the grass at a slight angle as the wing contacted the ground; the other oddity is only three crew on board, the missing members being nav & signaller as the Hastings could not be operated without a flight engineer. This was not really legal, although I must admit to once having flown a short Beverley air test with only a co-pilot; other than feeling a bit lonely, there was no problem!
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