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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 January 1953
Type:Vickers Valetta T.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WG265
C/n / msn: 513
First flight: 1951-11-10 (1 year 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lichfield RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lichfield RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Valetta crew was practicing a single engine approach when the right hand wing dropped. The aircraft veered to the right and impacted the ground.
It served with RAF 6 ANS

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
» Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
» UK Serials Resource Centre - Serials in range WG


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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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