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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15030
Last updated: 26 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk 5
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: WA231
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk 5 WA231: Delivered 10/10/1950: RAF service career was with 203 AFS (Advance Flying School), 102 FRS, the CGS (Central Gunnery School) at RAF Leconfield, and 5 FTS RAF Oakington. When with the CGS, WA231 was one of a number of Vampire FB.5s that appeared in the 1954 feature film "Conflict of Wings"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 22/1/1957: Engine failed and hit trees in forced landing at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire, being Destroyed By Fire. The pilot escaped uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 8)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.230

Revision history:

02-Mar-2008 00:08 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 21:34 JINX Updated
05-Mar-2013 12:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2015 18:08 MiG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
17-Jul-2020 22:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 17:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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