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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20153
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk 5
Owner/operator:7 FTS Royal Air Force (7 FTS RAF)
Registration: WA417
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles south of Rhyl, Denbighshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Destination airport:
Dived into the ground 4 miles south of Rhyl, Denbighshire on 3.1.1957 from an irrecoverable spin. The pilot did not bale out. It was thought that he was incapacitated when he was struck by the hood as it was jettisoned.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

29-May-2008 02:49 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 21:33 JINX Updated
29-Jun-2011 02:05 angels one five Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2011 03:29 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2013 11:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2014 01:43 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
25-Dec-2018 21:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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