Airplane Crash - Drayton, England 03/05/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Drayton, England


Date03/05/1957
Time11:00
LocationDrayton, England
OperatorMilitary -Royal Air Force
TypeBlackburn Beverley C Mark 1
RegistrationXH117
Aboard22
Fatalities18
Ground2
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into trees and farm buildings about a half-an-hour after taking off from Abingdon airfield. Fuel starvation due to an valve being installed backwards.

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