ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153732
Last updated: 5 December 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:02-FEB-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH 115 Vampire T.11
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XD520
C/n / msn: 15354
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Faulty altimeter (there was only one altimeter in the T11 at that time) resulted in aircraft hitting the ground after descending through low cloud. The aircraft was sufficiently serviceable to recover to Swinderby but never flew again. There were two on board, an instructor and a student pilot, both of whom stayed with the aircraft and were unharmed.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XD
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh115.pdf
One of the two pilots in the aircraft.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Mar-2013 07:10 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jan-2017 20:54 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Feb-2017 18:43 john23 Updated [Date, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description