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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Datum:Montag 3 März 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VW153
Werknummer: 323
Baujahr: 1948-11-04 (3 years 4 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH) (   Malaysia)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH/WMKB), Malaysia
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Shortly after takeoff from RAF Butterworth, a no. 1 engine fire warning forced the crew to return to the airport. They shut down the engine. The Valetta lost altitude in the turn back towards the runway and contacted palm trees. It crashed onto the runway.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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