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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 4 August 1953
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX515
C/n / msn:
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:
After touchdown the left main wheel separated from the oleo. The oleo was then forced into the runway, causing the plane to swing around causing the entire undercarriage to fail.

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
» 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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