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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20148
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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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:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA400
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Strines Moor nr. Great Longstone, 8 miles SW of Sheffield, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley
Training flight pilot became disorientated. As he had been airborne for some time the aircraft had used up almost all of its fuel, this meant he was not able to fly safely back to Finningly. Wheels up forced landing. During the forced landing the aircraft caught fire & by the time emergency services travelled from Sheffield, aircraft had been DBF.

F/O Beckford RAF injured.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

29-May-2008 00:16 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 15:27 JINX Updated
31-May-2013 16:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 15:16 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
16-Oct-2018 18:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 22:01 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Operator]

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