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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265259
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:10-JUL-1954
Time:08:45
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: 17054
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nr Four Mile Lake, North Bay, ON -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF North Bay, ON
Destination airport:RCAF North Bay, ON
Narrative:
No. 401 Aux Sqn (City of Westmount), had deployed to RCAF Stn. North Bay from RCAF Stn. St. Hubert with eight Vampires for summer training. During a three-plane mission on 10-Jul-1954, Vampires 17054 and 17086, collided over Four Mile Lake. Pilot Sqn. Ldr. Thomas W. Dowbiggin, flying 17054 successfully bailed out. The pilot of Vampire 17086 died as a result of the collision.

Sources:

The Montreal Gazette 12 July 1954, p13
Ottawa Citizen 10 July 1954, p1
North Bay Nugget 11 July 1954, p1
438 Sqn records.


Revision history:

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08-Jul-2021 06:13 Cosmo Added

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