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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Friday 4 May 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW828
C/n / msn: 389
First flight: 1949-06-21 (1 year 11 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dishforth RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dishforth RAF Station (EGXD), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Valetta undershot the runway and struck a light pole while attempting to land at RAF Dishforth at night.

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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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