Flugunfall 20 JAN 1954 einer Vickers Valetta C.1 VL282 - Lyneham-RAF Station (LYE)
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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Januar 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VL282
Werknummer: 309
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3,2 km (2 Meilen) SSW of Lyneham-RAF Station (LYE) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (LFMI), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
Elevator control failed after takeoff, causing the Valetta to climb steeply. The aircraft stalled and impacted farm terrain.
The aircraft was engaged in transporting RAF personnel and their families to the air base at Istres in France.

Informationsquelle:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)
» Daily Mail, 21 Jan 1954


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Distance from Lyneham RAF Station to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base as the crow flies is 1020 km (637 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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