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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20164
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Date:21-JAN-1956
Time:day
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:607 (County of Durham) Squadron Royal Air Force (607 (County of Durham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA449
C/n / msn: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ouston, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk 5 WA449: Delivered 13/8/51. RAF Service career was with 185 Squadron, 3/4 CAACU (Civilian Anti Aircraft Co-Operation Unit) coded '19' (in November 1954) and 607 (County of Durham) Squadron RAF.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21/1/56: Crashed when a wing hit the ground after hitting the slipstream of the aircraft ahead of it during a formation take off from RAF Ouston, Northumberland

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.177 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 10)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.175
4. The History of the De Havilland Vampire By David Watkins
5. 607 (County of Durham) ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/55 to 28/2/57: File AIR 27/2712/5 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8428069
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA
7. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
8. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2008 05:25 JINX Added
18-Aug-2010 02:49 penguin832 Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
05-Mar-2013 15:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2016 08:05 INV Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport]
10-Jan-2020 21:55 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]
09-Jun-2020 01:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2020 01:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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