Crash-aerien 18 FEB 1951 d'un Vickers Valetta C.1 VX514 - Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA)
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Date:dimanche 18 fvrier 1951
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic vltt model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Valetta C.1
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: VX514
Numéro de série: 454
Année de Fabrication: 1950
Moteurs: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 22
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA) (   Suède)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Uppsala Air Base (ESCM), Suède
Aéroport de destination:Cranwell RAF Station (EGYD), Royaume Uni
The Valetta's no.2 propeller had been feathered because the engine suffered from oil problems. Also, the main radio had become unserviceable. Adding to that, smoke was seen coming from beneath the floor in the rear of the cabin. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing at Bromma Airport. Weather was poor and the airplane was not very well lined up with the runway. An overshoot was commenced, but the airplane barely climbed due to the effects of airframe icing. The pilot then made a forced belly landing in a clearing on a high ground ahead.

» 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
» Schenectady Gazette - Feb 19, 1951
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)
» The Panama American (February 22, 1951)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Uppsala Air Base et Cranwell RAF Station est de 1330 km (831 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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