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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Monday 28 November 1949
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW160
C/n / msn: 330
First flight: 1948-11-24 (1 year )
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Deversoir RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Deversoir RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine power was lost on takeoff. The Valetta lost directional control and hit a DF (Direction Finding) station, killing one person on the ground.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)


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