Loss of control Accident Vickers Valetta C.1 VW156, Wednesday 2 May 1951
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Date:Wednesday 2 May 1951
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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: VW156
MSN: 326
Year of manufacture:1948
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 230
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3,2 km NNW of Fayid -   Egypt
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayid RAF Station
Destination airport:Fayid RAF Station
Narrative:
The Valetta crashed during a parachute drop demonstration of a military container from 800 feet. The parachute deployed over the top of the port tail plane causing the aircraft to immediately bank and dive into the ground.

Sources:

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
Roy Selwyn
David Garbett (E-mail, 10-3-2011)

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