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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203268
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Date:31-MAR-1951
Time:c. 16:00
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:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sorel, Province of Quebec -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF St Hubert, QC
Destination airport:
Narrative:
T/o at 15:00hrs
Two Vampire crashed into the ice-littered St. Lawrence river. Body of pilot Flt Lt Robert Leaper found at Sorel Beach 7 June 1951.

Sources:

The Montreal Gazette 2 April 1951, p1+2/8 June 1951, p17


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2017 20:11 TB Added
23-Dec-2017 20:14 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 00:16 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 20:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
15-Jan-2018 16:18 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:50 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 18:44 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 18:50 Iwosh Updated [Location, Operator]

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