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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153853
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk 1
Owner/operator:226 OCU RAF
Registration: VF312
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk
Narrative:
De Havilland Vampire F.Mk.1 VF312 (BB-C) 226 OCU, RAF : Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5 July 1949 when caught fire in flight and belly-landed when making an emergency landing at RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk with the wheels up. Engine caught fire in flight due to impeller blade failure.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.90. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 62)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2452: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578298
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VF
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._226_Operational_Conversion_Unit_RAF
6. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt
7. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
8. Airfix Magazine December 1973: https://archive.org/stream/Airfix_Magazine_1973-12/Airfix_Magazine_1973-12_djvu.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Added
21-May-2015 08:54 Unites Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
04-Dec-2019 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:18 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]

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