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Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Fecha:miércoles 2 mayo 1951
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VW156
Numéro de série: 326
Año de Construcción: 1948-11-11 (2 years 6 months)
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3,2 km (2 milles) NNW of Fayid (   Egipto)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fayid RAF Station, Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fayid RAF Station, Egipto
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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)


Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
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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