Accident Vickers Valetta C.2 VX575, Wednesday 16 December 1953
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Date:Wednesday 16 December 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic vltt model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Valetta C.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX575
Year of manufacture:1950
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km NNW of Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) -   Malta
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Destination airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Vickers Valetta VX575 departed Malta-Luqa Airport on a test flight when suddenly at a height of about 50 feet the no. 2 propeller oversped. The pilot attempted to feather the prop, but these attempts failed. He tried to return to the airport, but the aircraft could not maintain height. A forced belly landing was carried out outside the airport. The airplane caught fire.


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
Aviation in Malta


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