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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20358
Last updated: 21 November 2020
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Time:approx 15.00
Type:Vickers Valiant
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: WB210
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 mi NE of Christchurch, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Hurn Airport
Destination airport:Hurn Airport
Fuel spillage into wing following three unsuccessful relight trials of in-flight fire. Aircraft abandoned when fire began to ignite structure. Crashed in Harrow Wood. Crew bailed out. Pilot CTP Gabe Robb (Jock) Bryce (30) ejected safely. Co-Pilot RAF liaison officer B.H.D. Foster killed when ejection seat struck tailfin.
The last part of this report is incorret. The copilot's ejection seat operated correctly, and both pilots were well clear of the aircraft. I watched the whole event unfolding, and at no time did the ejection seats pass anywhere near the tailfin.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

01-Jun-2008 01:29 JINX Added
26-Jan-2013 15:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Sep-2013 19:34 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2013 13:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]
16-Nov-2013 17:31 TB Updated [Operator]
11-Feb-2014 06:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Aug-2014 07:09 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 19:13 The Majors Batman Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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