Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 September 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX507
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tabora Airport (TBO) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tabora Airport (TBO/HTTB), Tanzania
Narrative:
The Valetta lost the left hand main wheel on landing. The oleo collapsed and the airplane swung through about 100 degrees before coming to rest.

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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