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Narrative:In keeping with its revised role as a low-level bomber, Vulcan XH477 was on exercise over the Scottish Highlands. The aircraft had departed earlier from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, England, where it was based, and was carrying out a night low-level exercise.
Avro Vulcan B.1A
|Owner/operator:||50 Sqn RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||St. Colm, Aberdeenshire, 10 miles WSW Banchory -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Waddington (WTN/EGXW)|
However, during the exercise, the Vulcan failed to clear a hill in Glen Tanar, and crashed with some force close to Hill of St Colm. Sadly, all crew were killed on impact. The exact location was the Hill of Cat (at 2,435 ft)
Aircraft Crew Casualties - Those who died in this accident were:
Flt Lt David Allen Blackmore
F/O Derek George Faulke
Flt Lt Arthur David Roper
Flt Lt Gerrold Bartley Ross
Air Electronics Officer (AEO):
Flt Lt John Rodney Chapman.
Air Britain: RAF Aircraft XA100 - XZ999, published 2001
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||Dr. John Smith
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