Accident Vickers Valetta C.1 VW194, Thursday 12 July 1951
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Date:Thursday 12 July 1951
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: VW194
MSN: 350
Year of manufacture:1949
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,6 km ENE of Lyneham-RAF Station (LYE) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL)
Destination airport:Dishforth RAF Station (EGXD)
The Valetta had returned from Malta and departed Lyneham on its way to RAF Dishforth. After takeoff an engine caught fire. The pilot attempted to return to the airport, but the propeller of the working engine was feathered. The aircraft flew into the ground.
There were three crew members and seven trainees on board.


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
David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)
The Times, Sat 14 Jul 1951


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