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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 26 February 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW827
C/n / msn: 388
First flight: 1949-06-20 (2 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Abingdon RAF Station (ABB) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Abingdon RAF Station (ABB/EGUD), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a training flight with a simulated number 1 engine failure. The engine was shut down and the propeller was feathered. Then the remaining engine began to fail due to magneto problems. The crew attempted to unfeather the no. 1 prop in order to restart the engine. They failed to unfeather the prop and a forced landing was carried out.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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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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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