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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153697
Last updated: 14 February 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 F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:208 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (208 AFS RAF)
Registration: VF279
C/n / msn: EEP/40135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 1/2 miles North East of Merryfield, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Merryfield, Somerset
Destination airport:RAF Merryfield, Somerset
Awaiting collection 13/9/46, delivered same day and issued to 3 Squadron, RAF Gutersloh, West Germany coded "J5-T". Later issued to 605 Squadron, then 208 AFS.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when flew into the ground out of cloud 4 1/2 miles North East of Merryfield, Somerset on 25.9.52. Struck off charge 6/10/52 as Cat. 5 (scrap)


Revision history:

02-Mar-2013 21:37 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2018 20:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 22:12 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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