Accident
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 15 enero 1953
Hora:04:48
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VX562
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1950
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:46 km (28.8 milles) SW de la costa de Agrigento, Italy (   Mar Mediterráneo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
Valetta VX562 departed Malta on a flight to the U.K. Over sea an RAF Lancaster GR.3 (TX270) was engaged in a anti-submarine exercise. Both aircraft probably collided at an altitude of 1500 feet in poor visibility conditions which included heavy rain and hail.

Fuentes:
» 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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