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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 4 August 1954
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX557
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bahrain-Muhurraq RAF Station (   Bahrain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bahrain-Muhurraq RAF Station, Bahrain
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The undercarriage jammed after takeoff. The Valetta crash-landed, causing the undercarriage to collapse.

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