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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153790
Last updated: 16 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 FB.Mk 5
Owner/operator:93 Squadron Royal Air Force (93 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VV224
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Wootoon Marshes, 3 miles W Kings Lynn, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Written off 11.7.1952 in a Category 5 Flying Accident. Mid-air collision with Vampire FB.5 WA189 during a dogfight with a US Air Force F-86 Sabre. VV224 crashed into North Wootton Marshes, 3 miles West of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. pilot - Pilot Officer John Charles Wood baled out and was rescued from the mud flats into which he landed

It was later learned that the aircraft, which had broken up in fligth, fell on Terrington St. Clement. Parts of it were spread over an area of about a mile. The village is two miles from where the pilot was rescued. No property was damaged and no one was injured. Several people working in fields had narrow escapes and there were some near misses of property. The engine fell in Commodore A. H. B. Hume's garden.

Wreckage recovered and struck off charge. 15.8.1952 as CAT 5(Scrap) at No.58 MU RAF Cosford


Revision history:

05-Mar-2013 18:46 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Jan-2020 15:19 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 20:32 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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