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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 19 December 1956
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW840
C/n / msn: 401
First flight: 1949-08-19 (7 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hargeisa Airport (HGA) (   Somalia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hargeisa Airport (HGA/HCMH), Somalia
Narrative:
A wheel was lost on landing, causing the undercarriage leg to collapse.

Classification:

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» 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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