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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Datum:maandag 3 maart 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VW153
Constructienummer: 323
Bouwjaar: 1948-11-04 (3 years 4 months)
Motoren: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH) (   MaleisiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Butterworth RAF Station (BWH/WMKB), MaleisiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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» 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
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