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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147664
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Date:12-JUL-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F2 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:229 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (229 OCU RAF)
Registration: XB531
C/n / msn: 284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chivenor, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon
Destination airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon
Narrative:
XB531, Canadair CL-13 Sabre F.2 (F-86E), Ex-RCAF 19384. First flight on 5 July 1952.Transferred to RAF at St. Hubert, Quebec as Sabre F.2 XB531. Ferried to UK by RAF pilot as part of Operation "Leapfrog 2", fall of 1952. One of the first 3 Sabres to the RAF. Delivered to North Luffenham, used for initial RAF Sabre pilot training at the Overseas Ferry Unit, later named Ferry Transition Unit. Later with 229 Operational Conversion Unit. Not officially on RAF books until 4 December 1952.

Written off 12 July 1956, when crashed on landing at RAF Chivenor, Devon. Struck off charge 26 December 1957 as Cat.5(C) and reduced to spares and produce

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.181 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/results.php?serial=XB
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_19351_19400_detailed.html
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2579: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4102289
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20160316150721/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/RAF-Sabres.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2012 09:49 Daniel Nole Added
25-Jun-2013 20:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Jun-2013 20:27 TB Updated [Date]
14-Oct-2013 18:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2013 16:16 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2014 01:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2014 11:00 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2017 00:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 20:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Jan-2020 17:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
30-Jan-2020 05:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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