Accident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 April 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD163
C/n / msn: 492
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:Lahad Datu Airport (LDU) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lahad Datu Airport (LDU/WBKD), Malaysia
Narrative:
The aileron control locked, causing the airplane to swing on landing. The undercarriage collapsed.

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 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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