Accident description
Last updated: 23 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 14 January 1959
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW817
C/n / msn: 378
First flight: 1949-06-30 (9 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Firq (   Oman)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Firq Airport (OOFQ), Oman
Narrative:
The airplane lost directional control after a tyre burst on landing. The Valetta tipped up.

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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