Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 26 September 1953
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD164
C/n / msn: 493
First flight: 1950-11-13 (2 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NW of Bertam (   Malaysia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Valetta was engaged in a supply drop to police posts. The aircraft crashed in thick fog.

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


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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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