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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 25 November 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW203
C/n / msn: 359
First flight: 1949-03-22 (3 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) W of Boscombe Down RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Boscombe Down RAF Station (EGDM), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Valetta was in the approach circuit of RAF Boscombe Down at 2000 feet when it collided with an RAF de Havilland DH-112 Venom FB.1 (WE258). Both aircraft crashed. The Valetta's occupants were injured but the Venom pilot died in the accident.

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 Network’s 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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