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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 17 April 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers Valetta C.1
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VW832
Werknummer: 393
Baujahr: 1949-06-30 (7 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Queria (   Jordanien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport (AQJ/OJAQ), Jordanien
Flug nach:Habbaniya RAF Station, Irak
Left wing separated after encountering turbulence; crashed 5 minutes after takeoff.

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accident date: 17-04-1957
type: Vickers Valetta C.1
registration: VW832

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RAF Vickers Valetta VW832, Jordan, 1957.

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Aqaba-King Hussein International Airport to Habbaniya RAF Station as the crow flies is 906 km (566 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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