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Status:
Date:Friday 18 January 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW823
MSN: 384
First flight: 1949-06-03 (2 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kasfareet RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kasfareet RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Valetta was parked at RAF Kasfareet and the no. 1 engine was being run up in preparation for departure. Then the aircraft nosed over against the brakes. It fell back, causing severe damage to the tail.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» 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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