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Last updated: 20 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1950
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX499
C/n / msn: 445
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) off Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station (   Yemen)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Aden-Khormaksar RAF Station (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Narrative:
The Valetta was practicing a single engine (asymmetric) overshoot at RAF Khormaksar when the remaining engine failed. The aircraft ditched off the coast.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)


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