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Last updated: 24 October 2020
Datum:Mittwoch 2 Mai 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VW156
Werknummer: 326
Baujahr: 1948-11-11 (2 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3,2 km (2 Meilen) NNW of Fayid (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Fayid RAF Station, Ägypten
Flug nach:Fayid RAF Station, Ägypten
The Valetta crashed during a parachute drop demonstration of a military container from 800 feet. The parachute deployed over the top of the port tail plane causing the aircraft to immediately bank and dive into the ground.

» 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
» Roy Selwyn
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)

The roller conveyor method of dropping supplies was a factor in this accident and was rarely used afterwards.


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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