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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20123
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk.5
Owner/operator:112 Squadron Royal Air Force (112 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA283
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2m SW of Haywards Heath, Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Failed to recover from an unauthorised attack on a civilian Dominie and crashed. Robin Brown's book "Shark Squadron" tells a slightly different tale:" The Squadron's first fatal accident occurred during a detachment to RAF Odiham on 27Jul52 when P/O C R Donaldson flying No 2 to F/O Keith Williamson was involved in a dog-fight with the Odiham Meteors. He appears to have lost control and dived away vertically, startling a passing Anson pilot who thought he was being bounced, but the Vampire never pulled out."

P/O Colin Robert Donaldson 20 RAF killed.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999 &

Revision history:

28-May-2008 15:11 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 14:55 JINX Updated
13-Aug-2013 16:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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