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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20358
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1952
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wisley
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1952_01/19520113_0006.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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