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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Thursday 3 July 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX537
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Oya (   Malaysia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An oil leak in one of the engines forced the pilot to shut down the engine. The Valetta could not maintain altitude on the remaining engine and a forced belly landing was carried out on a beach.

Forced landing outside airport

» 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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