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Last updated: 22 January 2022
Estado:
Fecha:martes 7 julio 1936
Tipo:Vickers Valentia
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: K3166
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mersa Matruh Airport (MUH) (   Egipto)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Heliopolis RAF Station (HEAZ), Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mersa Matruh Airport (MUH/HEMM), Egipto
Descripción:
The Vickers Valentia transport aircraft of No. 216 (Bomber Transport) RAF Squadron, Heliopolis, crashed whilst engaged in a night flying exercise. The aircraft came into land to one side of a flare path, lost height from 800 feet with side slip, struck the aerodrome fence, hit ground with a wing, and turned over before catching fire from a Holt flare.
Of the 13 on board, 7 were killed (3 non RAF) and 6 injured (4 non RAF).

Fuentes:
» Flight July 16, 1936
» rafcommands.com Forum


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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 Heliopolis RAF Station to Mersa Matruh Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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