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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153664
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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Date:14-JUL-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:208 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (208 AFS RAF)
Registration: TG297
C/n / msn: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pontcana Farm, Llandaff, Glamorgan. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The service life of this Vampire includes assignments to 247, 54, 595 Squadrons and 208 AFS. On 14th July 1952, it was in collision with DH Vampire VF265 at 30,000 feet over Cardiff. Pilot Officer B.F. Shaw successfully parachuted to safety and landed in the Bristol Channel, whereupon he was rescued by a Swedish vessel and taken to Barry, Glamorgan. The aircraft crashed at Pont-Cana Farm, Llandaff, Glamorgan

NOTE: As the pilot came down at sea in the Bristol Channel, but the aircraft came down a considerable distance away (on dry land) published sources tend to give the "Bristol Channel" as the crash location.

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1985, Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100 to VZ999
2. The Times 14th July 1952.
3. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt
4. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515419/details/de-havilland-vampire-f1-tg297
5. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontcanna


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2013 12:14 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2018 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
19-May-2019 00:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2020 15:23 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Operator]

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