Narrative:The Valetta was engaged in a supply drop to police posts. The aircraft crashed in thick fog.
|Date:||Saturday 26 September 1953|
|Type:||Vickers Valetta C.1|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|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)|
» 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
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.