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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153792
Last updated: 9 January 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: VV227
C/n / msn: EEP/42471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Brockzetel, 2 miles west of Aurich, East Frisia -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Jever (G)
Destination airport:RAF Jever
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk.5 VV227, 93 Squadron, RAF: Written off (Destroyed) 14.7.1952 in a Cat 5 Flying Accident. Pilot lost leader in dense cloud, control lost, port drop tank came off and removed tailplane and elevator. The aircraft then dived straight into the ground near Brockzetel, 2 miles west of Aurich, East Frisia, West Germany, killing the pilot, Pilot Officer Edward Samuel Abigail aged 23)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p. 131 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 267
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 89)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/104:
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/32/S2586:

Revision history:

05-Mar-2013 19:08 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
31-Dec-2019 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2020 15:24 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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