ASN logo
Last updated: 22 July 2019
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 August 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX540
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Kuala Lumpur (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Valetta VX540 was on a re-supply mission for SAS troops near the Hulu Langat Forest Reserve on Operation Firedog when it was crashed.

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
» Malaya Historical Group
» UK Serials


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages

Share