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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205672
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:19-JAN-1952
Time:
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:401 (City of Westmount) Sqn RCAF
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RCAF St. Hubert, QC -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:401 Aux Sqn
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A small panel door on a wing had shifted and was partly blocking an air intake after 15 minutes in flight. Pilot F/O Gerald McCaughey (26) made a high speed forced landing, ground looped and ran into a snow bank, shearing off the landing gear and damaging the auxiliary fuel tanks.

Sources:

The Montreal Gazette 22 January 1952, p13


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Feb-2018 17:21 TB Added
08-Jan-2020 22:40 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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