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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 5 September 1956
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD165
C/n / msn: 494
First flight: 1950-11-22 (5 years 10 months)
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:1,6 km (1 mls) off Car Nicobar Airport (CBD) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Car Nicobar Airport (CBD/VOCX), India
Narrative:
An engine failed while on approach to the Car Nicobar Island Airport. The Valetta ditched just offshore.

Classification:
Ditching

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


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