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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 24 junio 1951
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VX498
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1950
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Choma Airport (FLCH) (   Zambia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Livingstone Airport (LVI/FLLI), Zambia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ndola Airport (NLA/FLND), Zambia
Descripción:
The Valetta attempted to land at Choma following an engine failure. The aircraft could not be brought to a stop on the runway and overran. It impacted an ant hill, which caused the undercarriage to collapse.

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


Fotos

photo of Vickers-Valetta-C-1-VX498
accident date: 24-06-1951
type: Vickers Valetta C.1
registration: VX498
 

Map
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 Livingstone Airport to Ndola Airport as the crow flies is 614 km (384 miles).

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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