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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147619
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Date:03-AUG-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:93 Squadron Royal Air Force (93 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB548
C/n / msn: 379
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Meppen Ranges, near Oldenburg, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Jever, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F.4: RCAF serial 19479 assigned when this aircraft was ordered, but diverted to the RAF before completion. Serial XB548 allocated in RAF service. First flight on 14 November 1952. Taken on strength by RAF on 22 December 1952. Operated by the RAF Ferry Training Unit, and 93 Squadron, RAF Jever, Lower Saxony, West Germany, from 9 July 1954 as "T-P" (later "P")

Written off (destroyed) 3 August 1955: Suffered a high speed stall when pulling up steeply from an attack run on the Meppen Range, near Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany. It struck the ground and exploded killing the pilot - Flying Officer Edward H. "Ted" Scott (Service Number 1921649) - killed. He was the only Sabre fatal accident on 93 Squadron for the time that the unit operated the type.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.173 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.rafjever.org/93squadaircraft.htm#SabreF4
5. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_19451_19500_detailed.htm
6. http://www.rafjever.org/sharepast.htm#Scott
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Aug-2012 12:54 Daniel Nole Added
25-Jun-2013 17:51 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2013 09:43 TB Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2013 09:44 TB Updated [Source]
29-Jan-2020 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2020 05:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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