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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153752
Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1958
Time:09:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH 115 Vampire T.11
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XH321
C/n / msn: 15695
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colwick, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 16/1/1958 two DH Vampire T.11 of 8 FTS, RAF (XE990 and XH321) collided head on in clear skies at 09:08 at 20,000 feet over Colwick, Nottinghamshire, killing three of the crew instantly. The third was thrown from the aircraft but his chute was damaged and he fell to the ground, being killed on impact.

Wreckage was spread over a two-and-a-half-mile area, with large pieces of Vampire XE990 landing at Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford. Pieces of Vampire XH321 (including the engine) landed on the eastern end of Nottingham Racecourse

Debris from the collision (mainly pieces of Vampire XH321) also fell onto the canteen of the Spray & Burgass Dye Works at Vale Road, Colwick, south of Nottingham, killing a woman in the building.

Sources:

The Calgary Herald 16 January 1958, p19
https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/4535-mid-air-collision/?page=2
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578687
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh115.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Mar-2013 14:55 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Mar-2013 11:51 Dr. John Smith Updated
06-Mar-2013 11:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jun-2016 17:36 Em Updated [Date, Time, Narrative]
19-Dec-2017 16:33 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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