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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14968
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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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: WA167
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 miles south of Soltau -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Jever (G)
Destination airport:
Destroyed in a Category 5 flying accident on 28.12.1953: aircraft dived into a wood out of cloud 8 miles south of Soltau, West Germany. Pilot killed

Pilot: May have been Flying Officer Derek Stacey RAF (killed in active service on this date, and whose funeral was held in Hamburg Sat 2.1.54). From the squadron diary for this period: "Brian Watson came to 4 Squadron with another Cranwell graduate, Derek Stacey, who was only with us a few short weeks when he crashed into a wood, believed to be flying his Vampire under a Cumulo-Nimbus sky whilst on a low level cross-country"


Revision history:

01-Mar-2008 09:55 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 14:41 JINX Updated
05-Mar-2013 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 14:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Jan-2020 22:03 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Mar-2021 10:08 Anon. Updated [Location, Operator]

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