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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14947
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk 5
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA122
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ems Jade Canal Bridge, 4.5 miles SSW of Jever -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Jever (G)
Destination airport:
Destroyed in a Category 5 Flying Accident. Dived into the ground during simulated RP attack on bridges on Ems Jade Canal, 4 1/2 miles SSW of RAF Jever, West Germany.

According to the squadron diary entry for the incident "Pilot Officer Roger L. Dimock was flying Number Two in our flight. After the leader broke from his attack and was diving away to starboard, Pilot Officer Dimock's aircraft [WA122] struck the ground and disintegrated. He was killed instantaneously. The Wing Commander ordered all aircraft to return to base, and flying ceased for the day."

Pilot: P/O Roger Dimmock RAF killed.


Revision history:

01-Mar-2008 08:31 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 21:24 JINX Updated
05-Mar-2013 17:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 17:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Jan-2020 15:05 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Operator]

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