Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 April 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW833
C/n / msn: 395
First flight: 1949-07-06 (1 year 9 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Zalingei (   Sudan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Destination airport:El Fasher Airport (ELF/HSFS), Sudan
Narrative:
The Valetta crew had to carry out a forced landing in a dry river bed as a result of fuel exhaustion. The aircraft was on a ferry flight.

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

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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Distance from Kano International Airport to El Fasher Airport as the crow flies is 1819 km (1137 miles).

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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