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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2016
Date:Tuesday 19 August 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VL266
C/n / msn: 171
First flight: 1948
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Odiham RAF Station (ODH) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Odiham RAF Station (ODH/EGVO), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Odiham RAF Station (ODH/EGVO), United Kingdom
The Valetta was on a single engine training flight when it reportedly broke up in midair.

Loss of control

» 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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Distance from Odiham RAF Station to Odiham RAF Station as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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