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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 28 August 1962
Type:Vickers Valetta T.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WJ480
MSN: 605
First flight: 1952-06-11 (10 years 3 months)
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Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) WNW of Chippenham, Wiltshire (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL), United Kingdom
The Valetta could not maintain height during single engine overshoot, contacted trees, crashed and caught fire. It was operated by the RAF No.2 Air Navigation School.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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