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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137747
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1953
Time:c. 10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.6
Owner/operator:Swiss Air Force
Registration: J-1026
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Buttigliera Alta (TO) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:LSMM
Destination airport:LSGS
Narrative:
Lost engine at 9000m AMSL. Pilot Maj Otto Rantsch (24) decided to make an emergency landing. During landing the Vampire touched trees and crashed. Pilot escaped with minor injuires, but the Vampire was destroyed.

Sources:

http://178.83.198.61/wings/04-SAF/000-SAF-Basis-e.htm
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1953_01/19530116_0001.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jul-2011 13:36 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
23-Dec-2013 20:11 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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