Date & Time: Jul 8, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Tarrant Rushton - Tarrant Rushton
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb, the pilot in command reduced the engine power. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a huge explosion. The aircraft was destroyed and all six crew members were killed. They were involved in a local training sortie.
It appears the rotation was initiated prematurely, at low speed. Immediately after takeoff, the PIC reduced the engine power, causing the aircraft to stall due to an insufficient speed.