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Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VULC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Vulcan B.1A
Owner/operator:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XH477
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Colm, Aberdeenshire, 10 miles WSW Banchory -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington (WTN/EGXW)
Destination airport:
In keeping with its revised role as a low-level bomber, Vulcan XH477 was on exercise over the Scottish Highlands. The aircraft had departed earlier from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, England, where it was based, and was carrying out a night low-level exercise.

However, during the exercise, the Vulcan failed to clear a hill in Glen Tanar, and crashed with some force close to Hill of St Colm. Sadly, all crew were killed on impact. The exact location was the Hill of Cat (at 2,435 ft)

Aircraft Crew Casualties - Those who died in this accident were:

Flt Lt David Allen Blackmore
F/O Derek George Faulke

Flt Lt Arthur David Roper
Flt Lt Gerrold Bartley Ross

Air Electronics Officer (AEO):
Flt Lt John Rodney Chapman.


Air Britain: RAF Aircraft XA100 - XZ999, published 2001


RAF Gaydon - BoB Display 19th September 1959

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Revision history:

22-Aug-2011 22:24 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2012 05:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2012 02:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2020 17:34 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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