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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14956
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Date:17-APR-1952
Time:
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: WA141
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles east of Oldenburg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Jever (G)
Destination airport:RAF Jever
Narrative:
Written off 17.4.1952 Category 5 Flying Accident. Ran out of fuel-and belly landed in a field two miles east of Oldenburg, West Germany. Pilot uninjured.

Per the squadron diary entry for the incident: "On the way back, No. 2 of the raider force ran short of fuel and had to force land. This he did successfully, his aircraft coming to rest just outside a farmhouse. Sgt. Pilot Jones got out speedily, but there was no fire, the aircraft [WA141] merely being cat. 5 components. While he was waiting to be picked up, a German policeman arrived on the scene and poured forth a stream of fluent Deutche. This was translated by a girl to the amazed Jones "He wants to know" she said 'When are you going to fly the aeroplane away'..."

Sources:

http://www.rafjever.org/4squadaircraft.htm
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2008 09:00 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 21:25 JINX Updated
05-Mar-2013 18:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2013 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 19:50 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Jan-2020 15:06 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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