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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224497
Last updated: 10 May 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:612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron Royal Air Force (612 (County of Aberdeen) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VZ325
C/n / msn: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brimmond Hill, Dyce near Aberdeen, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Dyce, Aberdeen
Destination airport:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk 5 VZ325: Delivered 18/4/50. RAF service career was with 71 Squadron, and 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron, RAF.

Written off (destroyed) 3/4/55: Dived into the ground during a roll, having first entered a spin, which he failed to recover from. Aircraft dived into the ground at Brimmond Hill, Dyce near Aberdeen, Scotland. The pilot was killed

Crew of Vampire VZ325:
Flying Officer William Smith Leonard RAF (pilot, Service Number 2525427, aged 24)

Wreckage Struck Off Charge 7/4/1955 as Cat.5(s) at No.63 MU RAF Edzell

Brimmond Hill is a hill in Aberdeen, Scotland. The summit is the highest point within the Aberdeen City council area, at an elevation of 266 m (873 ft). The hill itself is situated in the area between Kingswells, Westhill, Blackburn and Dyce.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.169 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.50)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.125

Revision history:

29-Apr-2019 21:20 Cobar Added
23-Jun-2019 06:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 11:45 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]
10-May-2020 01:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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