Flugunfall 21 FEB 1954 einer Vickers Valetta C.1 WJ494 - Singapore-Changi RAF Station
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Datum:Sonntag 21 Februar 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic vltt model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: WJ494
Werknummer: 579
Baujahr: 1951-08-08 (2 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,4 km (1.5 Meilen) S of Singapore-Changi RAF Station (   Singapur)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Flug nach:Singapore-Changi RAF Station, Singapur
The Valetta was on a singe engine approach to RAF Changi when it lost height, contacted trees and crashed. The airplane caught fire.
The aircraft was serving with the RAF Far East Transport Wing and originated in Hong Kong before making a planned stop at Saigon.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» The Straits Times, 23 February 1954, Page 1


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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Singapore-Changi RAF Station as the crow flies is 1087 km (679 miles).

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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