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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Monday 23 May 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW834
C/n / msn: 395
First flight: 1949-07-13 (5 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayid RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Narrative:
One of the main undercarriage legs failed to lock down and subsequently collapsed on touchdown.

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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