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Crash of a Vickers Valetta T.3 in RAF Lichfield

Accident description

  • Jan 28, 1953
  • WG265
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Lichfield - Lichfield
  • 513
  • 10NOV1951
  • Lichfield AFB, Staffordshire
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The crew was performing a local training sortie at RAF Lichfield. After completing several maneuvers successfully, the crew started the approach with the right engine inoperative. On final, the aircraft banked right, causing the right wing to hit the ground. Out of control, the airplane stalled and crashed in a field located short of runway threshold. All three crew members were injured and the aircraft was written off.