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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147671
Last updated: 27 April 2021
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Date:16-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:20 Squadron Royal Air Force (20 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB808
MSN: 562
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 Oldenburg, West Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Canadair CL-13 Sabre F.Mk.4 (F-86E) XB808, 20 Squadron, RAF: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19662 marked, became XB808. First flight on 9 April 1953. Taken on charge 3 June 1953. Delivered 29 January 1954 to No.112 Squadron at RAF Jever, West Germany. Transferred to No.20 Squadron [as "I"] at RAF Oldenburg on 9 April 1954.

Crashed while in RAF service on 16 August 1955; Suffered a high speed stall during a high G manoeuvre when pulling up from an attack run on the Meppen Range, near Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany. It hit the ground and exploded, killing the pilot

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. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/293: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424414
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/34/S2774: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578554
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_19651_19700_detailed.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial-XB
6. http://www.rafjever.org/112squadaircraft.htm
7. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2012 11:44 Daniel Nole Added
26-Jun-2013 14:54 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Country, Source, Damage]
31-Jan-2014 01:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2014 15:08 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Feb-2014 10:43 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2020 00:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2020 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Jan-2020 14:15 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Country, Operator]
13-Jan-2020 21:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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