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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Monday 1 August 1955
Type:Vickers Valetta C.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VW143
MSN: 313
First flight: 1948-07-22 (7 years )
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 230
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sanau (   Yemen)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sanau Airport (ODSU), Yemen
The Valetta crash-landed in the desert after an engine failed during an overshoot.

Forced landing outside airport

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