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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153793
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:14-AUG-1953
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:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: WA460
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles south of Werdum -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Jever (EDNJ)
Destination airport:RAF Jever, Lower Saxony (G)
Narrative:
WrittMid-air collision between Vampire FB.5s VZ877 and WA460. During a formation break at 5,000 feet, the nose and cockpit of VZ877 struck the underside of the No.4 who was flying WA460 and both aircraft crashed. Pilot Flying Officer Bob Hannah bailed out successfully.

Sources:

http://www.rafjever.org/93squadaircraft.htm#wa460
http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA
Air Britain: RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999, published 2003


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Mar-2013 19:30 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Apr-2013 16:07 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
28-May-2013 18:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
06-Dec-2013 19:29 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2020 22:02 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
10-Mar-2021 10:01 Anon. Updated [Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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