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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138235
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:02-AUG-1946
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk I
Owner/operator:Swiss Air Force
Registration: J-1001
C/n / msn: EEP/42460
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dübendorf - LSMD -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:LSMD
Destination airport:LSMD
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) in a flying accident at Dubendorf on 2 August 1946. Touched the ground with the wing again shortly after take off and made a crash landing. The Vampire skidded 135 metres before it came to the rest. The pilot escaped uninjured, but the Vampire was destroyed. It was the first Vampire delivered to Swiss Air Force - having been handed over just seven days earlier at the DH factory at Hatfield, Hertfordshire on July 27th 1946

Sources:

http://178.83.198.61/wings/04-SAF/000-SAF-Basis-e.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Air_Force#The_Cold_War
http://www.mc-one.ch/documents/right%20stuff/dokuments/Vampire/vampire1.htm
https://old.hermannkeist.ch/jet/de-havilland-vampire.html
http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/de/home/themen/history/mittelaus/vampire.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Aug-2011 02:09 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
02-Mar-2013 11:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2013 11:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
08-Jan-2020 20:56 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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