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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196805
Last updated: 10 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:Ferry Squadron Royal Air Force (Ferry Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB775
C/n / msn: 696
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lumberville, Manche department in north-western France -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:Italy
Ex-RCAF Canadair CL-13 Sabre F.4 19863: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial marked, became XB775 with the RAF. First flight on 13 October 1953 marked as "XD111". Serial was incorrect, re-serialled XB775 on delivery on 10 November 1953. RAF service with 4 Squadron, RAF Germany. Struck off RAF charge upon transfer to the USAF on 19 January 1957.

On 19 January 1957 ex-RAF Canadair CL-13 Sabre F.4 XB775 of the Royal Air Force Ferry Squadron was destroyed when it broke up in flight and crashed near Thumerville, Manche department in north-western France (at approximate Coordinates: 4905′10″N 054′27″W) killing the pilot. It was on delivery to the Italian Air Force.


1. Royal Air force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 2001)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 Aug 1953 XD775 147 Sqn RAF 0 near Mount Bruno, QC w/o

Revision history:

22-Jul-2017 01:09 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Nov-2018 09:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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