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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 3 marzo 1952
Tipo:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: VW153
Numéro de série: 323
Año de Construcción: 1948-11-04 (3 years 4 months)
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH) (   Malasia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH/WMKB), Malasia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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