Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 7 May 1953
Type:Vickers Valetta T.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WG258
C/n / msn: 506
First flight: 1951-07-26 (1 year 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) W off Hartland Point, United Kingdom (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hullavington RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Valetta T.3, serving with RAF 1 ANS, departed RAF Hullavington for a routine air navigation sortie. The aircraft crashed at sea for unknown reasons.

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 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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