Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 30 June 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW164
C/n / msn: 334
First flight: 1948-12-24 (3 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (   Sudan) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An engine surge in the nr.1 engine forced the crew to abort the takeoff. At the end of the runway the Valetta ran into a hole. It swerved and hit a house.

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
» UK Serials


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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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