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Accident description
Last updated: 30 May 2016
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

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VW832 Pictured at Aqaba on the day of the accident.
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RAF Vickers Valetta VW832, Jordan, 1957.

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Distance from Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport to Habbaniya RAF Station as the crow flies is 906 km (566 miles).

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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