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Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Fecha:domingo 17 mayo 1953
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VW810
Numéro de série: 371
Año de Construcción: 1949-04-26 (4 years )
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
Shortly after lifting off the runway, the captain encountered severe jamming of the ailerons. The airplane, in a slight right wing down attitude, was landed back on the grass besides the runway. To avoid a collision with the runway caravan the landing gear was retracted. But of no avail as the left wing hit the caravan and was torn off. The aircraft came to rest and caught fire.

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
» UK Serials


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