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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 August 1952
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VX559
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Benson RAF Station (BEX) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Benson RAF Station (BEX/EGUB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The Valetta departed RAF Benson at night during poor weather circumstances which included low clouds and rain. The aircraft flew into the ground in a slight turn to the left and 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


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