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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153666
Last updated: 16 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: VF265
C/n / msn: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Merryfield, Somerset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH Vampire VF265 collided with Vampire TG297 at 30,000 feet over Cardiff on 14th July 1952. Large pieces of the aircraft crashed into a Cardiff hotel, killing a civilian on the ground, Mrs Georgina Ethel Evans, aged 53, a chambermaid. She was working in a third-storey bedroom of the hotel when the debris from the collision crashed into the building before finally ending up in the basement of the hotel. The pilot, Pilot Officer G.H. Patterson parachuted to safety and landed at Cardiff airport (Pengam Moors).

VF265 was Struck.Off Charge 1st August 1952 as Cat. 5(Scrap).

Sources:

1. Halley, J J,1985, Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100 to VZ999, p 38
2. The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 15 Jul 1952 Page 3: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18273207
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VF
4. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt
5. http://www.trasksdad.com/PopsProgress/jets.html
6. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
7. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515419/details/de-havilland-vampire-f1-tg297


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2013 12:25 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Mar-2013 12:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
04-Dec-2018 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
18-Mar-2019 13:26 ed Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
24-May-2019 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2020 15:23 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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