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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 17 July 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW824
C/n / msn: 385
First flight: 1949-06-10 (2 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayid RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Valetta departed RAF Fayid, but soon after takeoff a propeller ran away. The prop could not be feathered and the crew decided to return to the airport. An emergency belly landing was made.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)
» 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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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