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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20167
Last updated: 11 November 2021
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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:202 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (202 AFS RAF)
Registration: WA459
MSN: EEP/422..
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4.5 miles south east of RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales
Destination airport:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk 5 WA459, 202 AFS (Advanced Flying School), RAF: delivered 27/8/1951. Written off (destroyed) 11 December 1953 when engine failed (caught fire) on take-off, forcelanded four-and-a-half miles South East of RAF Valley, Anglesey, and caught fire. Aircraft burnt out, but no reported injuries to the pilot


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.153 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 435
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 9)
4. 202 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/3/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2144 at

Revision history:

29-May-2008 05:33 JINX Added
17-May-2015 07:18 MiG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
09-Jan-2020 21:17 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Operator]
16-Feb-2020 00:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2020 12:00 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
23-May-2021 22:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2021 09:18 Iwosch Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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