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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 16 June 1953
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW846
C/n / msn: 407
First flight: 1949-09-09 (3 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayid RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine problems after takeoff from RAF Fayid forced the crew to return to the airport. In the traffic circuit the remaining engine failed. The aircraft landed but the undercarriage collapsed and a fire started.

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
» UK Serials


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