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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Friday 17 February 1956
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX483
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One of the Valetta's engines ran away on departure. The airplane lost height and belly landed in a padi field.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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


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