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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153821
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: 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
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
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)


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

Revision history:

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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