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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205528
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:11-JUN-1954
Time:10:25 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 3
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 17035
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Gabriel, QC -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF St. Hubert, QC
Destination airport:RCAF St. Hubert, QC
Narrative:
On the morning of 11-June-1954, two pilots from 401 ‘City of Westmount” Auxiliary Sqn were practising aerobatics in their Vampire jets in preparation for Air Force Day at home base RCAF Station St. Hubert, QC. They were some 50 miles (80 km) north of Montreal when witnesses saw a Vampire spin into the 800 foot (245m) Mont Louis, between the communities of St. Jean-de-Matha and St. Gabriel, Quebec. The Vampire, 17035, burst into flames on impact, killing the pilot, F/O Donald R Wright (24).

Sources:

The Montreal Gazette 12 June 1954, p3
https://waterloowarbirds.com/pages/honour-wall
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_Vampire_III.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2018 19:38 TB Added
10-Jan-2020 11:04 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
26-Dec-2020 21:29 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Jul-2021 08:28 Cosmo Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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