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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 23 February 1954
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD160
C/n / msn: 489
First flight: 1950-10-19 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22,5 km (14.1 mls) S of Gemas (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Flew into the side of the cloud-shrouded Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir (1276 m high).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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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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