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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147231
Last updated: 19 March 2021
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Date:12-JUL-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F.4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:130 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (130 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB932
C/n / msn: 719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Brüggen, Elmpt, North Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brüggen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Destination airport:RAF Brüggen, NRW (EDUR)
Narrative:
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F.4: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19819 marked, became XB956. Delivered to the RAF (taken on charge) 30 September 1953. Re-serialled XB932 after delivery. (XB956 "the second" was ex-RCAF 19843 c/no.743). Operated by No. 130 Squadron at Bruggen, Germany.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17 July 1955: The pilot applied power too late after his approach speed to RAF Brüggen, Elmpt, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany was too slow. The starboard wing struck the undershoot area as the engine revs picked up. This carried the aircraft along the runway until the pilot was able to shut off the fuel. Pilot survived.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.172 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 10)
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_19801_19850_detailed.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2012 06:45 Daniel Nole Added
25-Dec-2013 19:13 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Jan-2020 21:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Jan-2020 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
31-Jan-2020 11:25 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
19-Mar-2021 17:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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