Accident Vickers Valetta C.1 VX562, Thursday 15 January 1953
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Date:Thursday 15 January 1953
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: VX562
Year of manufacture:1950
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:46 km SW off Agrigento, Italy -   Mediterranean Sea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Destination airport:
Valetta VX562 departed Malta on a flight to the U.K. Over sea an RAF Lancaster GR.3 (TX270) was engaged in a anti-submarine exercise. Both aircraft probably collided at an altitude of 1500 feet in poor visibility conditions which included heavy rain and hail.


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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