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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Wednesday 17 April 1957
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW832
C/n / msn: 393
First flight: 1949-06-30 (7 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Queria (   Jordan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport (AQJ/OJAQ), Jordan
Destination airport:Habbaniya RAF Station, Iraq
Left wing separated after encountering turbulence; crashed 5 minutes after takeoff.

Wing failure
Loss of control

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