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Last updated: 15 August 2020
Datum:woensdag 2 mei 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VW156
Constructienummer: 326
Bouwjaar: 1948-11-11 (2 years 6 months)
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3,2 km (2 mijl) NNW of Fayid (   Egypte)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fayid RAF Station, Egypte
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fayid RAF Station, Egypte
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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