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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88828
Last updated: 19 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:71 (Eagle) Squadron Royal Air Force (71 (Eagle) Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB880
C/n / msn: 643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Brüggen, Elmpt, North Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Gutersloh, West Germany
Destination airport:RAF Brüggen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F.4: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19743 marked, became XB880. First flight on 3 June 1953. Delivered to RAF (taken on charge) 20 July 1953. Issued to 71 Squadron, RAF Brüggen, Elmpt, North Rhine-Westphalia

Written off (destroyed) 15 July 1955: While in a slow speed high bank turn onto the approach to RAF Brüggen, Elmpt, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany the aircraft lost height and the port wing struck the ground. The aircraft then exploded, killing the pilot


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.172 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 10)

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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
27-Apr-2011 00:20 Daniel Nole Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Dec-2013 15:27 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jan-2020 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2020 23:28 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Mar-2021 18:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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