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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153814
Last updated: 11 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T Mk 11
Owner/operator:202 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (202 AFS RAF)
Registration: WZ499
MSN: 15075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, North Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.11 WZ499: Built by DH Christchurch. Delivered 13/2/53. RAF service was with 233 OCU (RAF Pembrey) and 202 AFS (RAF Valley Anglesey)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27/4/1954: belly landed at RAF Valley, Anglesey when undercarriage jammed on approach. Aircraft deemed to be "beyond economic repair" and struck off charge as Cat.5(c)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.155 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 12)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.47

Revision history:

06-Mar-2013 12:30 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Nov-2019 18:22 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
09-Jan-2020 22:32 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Operator]
08-Apr-2020 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 20:48 Investig Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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