Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 January 1954
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VL282
C/n / msn: 309
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,2 km (2 mls) SSW of Lyneham-RAF Station (LYE) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Elevator control failed after takeoff, causing the Valetta to climb steeply and crash.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)


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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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