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Last updated: 11 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F.Mk 4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XD710
C/n / msn: 611
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Acklington, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F.4: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19711 marked, became XD710. As the aircraft was also funded by US Government MDAP (Military Development Aid Program) funds, the USAF serial 52-10181 was assigned, but there is no record it was ever marked on the airframe. First flight on 20 May 1953. Delivered to the RAF (taken on charge) 20 July 1953. Operated by No. 66 Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse, coded "B".

Written off (destroyed) 5 April 1955: During take off from RAF Acklington, Northumberland the pilot - Flying Officer V. H. HALLAM (Service Number 3046086) - mistakenly thought that the aircraft was not becoming airborne. He abandoned take off and swung the aircraft onto the grass causing the nose wheel to collapse.

Later declared a write off, and struck off charge as Cat.5(c). Wreckage recovered to RAE Farnborough for accident investigation, then remains scrapped.

The pilot survived uninjured, and the incident did no harm to his career - he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 3 April 1956, and retired from the RAF at that rank on 17 March 1960


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.170 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 19)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.128

Revision history:

23-Jul-2012 21:56 Daniel Nole Added
26-Jun-2013 14:23 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Country, Source, Damage]
31-Jan-2014 01:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2014 15:07 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Feb-2014 10:38 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 22:49 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Apr-2020 09:15 INV Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]
11-May-2020 17:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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