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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153779
Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
DeHavilland DH.100 Vampire FB.5
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: VZ860
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Harby, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed 9.1.1957: During manoeuvres with other Vampires VZ860 entered a dive from 18,000ft. The pilot made no attempt to correct it and dived into the centre of Harby village, Nottinghamshire, after presumed hypoxia of the pilot (caused by lack of oxygen at high altitude)

The pilot* and a woman civilian** were killed, two other women were injured. One house was demolished and three others were seriously damaged

*Pilot - Pilot Officer Stanley Monro
**Civilian casualty - Mrs. Lois Towning

Mrs. Towning was an elderly lady who was ironing when the aircraft crashed straight into her cottage. The surrounding cottages were also badly damaged injuring two other women who had to be dug out of their homes. The crash site is now the site of Harby Village Hall. P/O Monro is now buried at Retford Road Cemetery, Worksop

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1957.htm
2. https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/8955-pilot-officer-stanley-monro-rip/
3. http://rafworksop.btck.co.uk/ThosewhoservedanddiedfortheRAF
4. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424501
5. http://priorieshistoricalsociety.btck.co.uk/WorksopLife/RAFWorksop


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Mar-2013 11:53 Dr. John Smith Added
21-May-2014 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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