Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 1 August 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW143
C/n / msn: 313
First flight: 1948-07-22 (7 years )
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sanau (   Yemen)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sanau Airport (ODSU), Yemen
Narrative:
The Valetta crash-landed in the desert after an engine failed during an overshoot.

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 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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