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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153821
Last updated: 11 November 2021
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Date:23-APR-1954
Time:day
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: WZ563
MSN: 15122
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.11 WZ563: Delivered 23/4/53, RAF service was with 202 AFS (Advanced Flying School) only.
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23/4/1954, exactly one year to the day after delivery: undercarriage jammed on approach, and aircraft belly landed at RAF Valley. Damage sustained deemed to be "beyond economic repair", and WZ563 was struck off charge as Cat.5(c)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.158 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 109)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.52
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WZ
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh115.pdf
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH115%20prodn%20list.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2013 14:27 Dr. John Smith Added
26-May-2015 12:33 Emil Robot Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 11:00 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Operator]
08-Apr-2020 16:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 20:46 Investig Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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