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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 30 May 1951
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX544
C/n / msn: 473
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aqaba Airport (AQJ) (   Jordan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport (AQJ/OJAQ), Jordan
Narrative:
The Valetta landed heavily, causing the undercarriage to collapse.

Classification:

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
» David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)
» UK Serials


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