Accident
Last updated: 28 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 29 julio 1953
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VW180
Numéro de série: 336
Año de Construcción: 1948-12-31 (4 years 7 months)
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Fayid RAF Station (   Egipto)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fayid RAF Station, Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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.

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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