Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 5 August 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW140
C/n / msn: 310
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:3,2 km (2 mls) N of Fayid RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Narrative:
The Valetta belly landed after an engine fire warning failed during a single-engine 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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