Accident Vickers Valetta C.1 VX483, Friday 17 February 1956
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Date:Friday 17 February 1956
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Type:Silhouette image of generic vltt model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Valetta C.1
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX483
MSN:
Year of manufacture:1950
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN) -   Vietnam
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Singapore
Narrative:
One of the Valetta's engines ran away on departure. The airplane lost height and belly landed in a padi field.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
The Straits Times, 18 February 1956: https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/digitised/article/straitstimes19560218-1.2.9

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