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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66319
Last updated: 13 November 2021
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Date:08-JUN-1954
Time:15:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.115 Vampire FB Mk 52
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force
Registration: NZ5738
MSN: V0708
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Raumai Weapons Range, Santoft -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Ohakea AFB
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on the firing range.
NZ 5738 stalled when pulling up from a dive during a gunnery exercise on the Raumai range.
It struck a sand hill and exploded.
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Rabone R.I.P.

Sources:

NZ Serials


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jul-2009 12:42 angels one five Added
04-Oct-2009 16:12 angels one five Updated
23-May-2014 22:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2018 01:06 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
09-Jan-2020 15:32 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Operator]

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