Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Datum:dinsdag 19 augustus 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VX559
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar: 1950
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) N of Benson RAF Station (BEX) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The Valetta departed RAF Benson at night during poor weather circumstances which included low clouds and rain. The aircraft flew into the ground in a slight turn to the left and caught fire.

Bronnen:
» 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 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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