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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153849
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:22-JUL-1947
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk I
Owner/operator:595 Squadron Royal Air Force (595 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VF302
C/n / msn: EEP/40142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 22nd July 1947 Vampire F.1 VF302 of 595 Sqn suffered an engine failure on take-off from RAF Pembrey when the impeller broke up. The aircraft crashed straight ahead into sand dunes, turned over and was destroyed by fire.
Crew:
F/O (203460) Geoffrey ROBINSON (pilot) RAFVR - killed.

Sources:

http://ciapoldiescorner.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/events-for-22nd-july.html
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VF
www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2013 18:49 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Apr-2013 17:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
08-May-2019 16:35 Nepa Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 20:57 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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