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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 2 April 1954
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW205
C/n / msn: 361
First flight: 1949-03-31 (5 years )
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jebel al Lawz (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Baghdad RAF Station, Iraq
Destination airport:Fayid RAF Station, Egypt
Narrative:
The Valetta flew into a mountain at night.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» UK Serials
» sabq.org with photos from accident location


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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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