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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153786
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Date:27-MAY-1952
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk 5
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VV615
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Jever -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Jever (G)
Destination airport:RAF Jever
Narrative:
Written off when destroyed in a Category 5 Flying Accident on 27.5.1952. VV615 stalled on approach because the pilot raised the flaps instead of closing the air brakes, pilot Sous Lieutenant Bernard de Lacoste, L'Armee de L'Air, killed.

Per the official Squadron diary for the period "The day began with cine gun practice, which had to stop as the weather began to deteriorate. Flying continued, however until, on the last landing before lunch, one of our aircraft crashed in the undershoot area. The pilot, Sous Lieutenant Bernard de Lacoste, of L'Armee de L'Air, was thrown clear, but was killed by the impact of the aircraft [VV615] on the ground."

Sources:

http://www.rafjever.org/4fm540may52.htm
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VV
http://www.na3t.org/air/photo/AG07572


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Mar-2013 17:08 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Mar-2013 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 19:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
09-Jan-2020 15:13 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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