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Last updated: 20 July 2019
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Date:Wednesday 17 April 1957
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW832
C/n / msn: 393
First flight: 1949-06-30 (7 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Queria (   Jordan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport (AQJ/OJAQ), Jordan
Destination airport:Habbaniya RAF Station, Iraq
Narrative:
Left wing separated after encountering turbulence; crashed 5 minutes after takeoff.

Classification:
Turbulence
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» UK Serials


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accident date: 17-04-1957
type: Vickers Valetta C.1
registration: VW832
 

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RAF Vickers Valetta VW832, Jordan, 1957.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport to Habbaniya RAF Station as the crow flies is 906 km (566 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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