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Last updated: 22 January 2022
Date:Saturday 2 April 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WD163
MSN: 492
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lahad Datu Airport (LDU) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lahad Datu Airport (LDU/WBKD), Malaysia
The aileron control locked, causing the airplane to swing on landing. The undercarriage collapsed.

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


photo of Vickers-Valetta-C-1-WD163
accident date: 02-04-1955
type: Vickers Valetta C.1
registration: WD163
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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