Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 29 March 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW187
C/n / msn: 343
First flight: 1949-01-25 (2 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Entebbe Airport (EBB) (   Uganda) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda
Narrative:
An engine failure forced the crew to abort the takeoff. The Valetta could not be stopped on the runway and overshot.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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