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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 19 December 1956
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW840
MSN: 401
First flight: 1949-08-19 (7 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hargeisa Airport (HGA) (   Somalia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hargeisa Airport (HGA/HCMH), Somalia
A wheel was lost on landing, causing the undercarriage leg to collapse.

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