Accident
Last updated: 24 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 29 Juli 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VW180
Werknummer: 336
Baujahr: 1948-12-31 (4 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fayid RAF Station (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fayid RAF Station, Ägypten
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Valetta's tail wheel jack fractured on takeoff causing a loss of hydraulics fluid. The undercarriage could not be locked down and was hanging free as the crew carried out a forced landing.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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