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Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:20-JAN-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 1
Owner/operator:203 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (203 AFS RAF)
Registration: TG295
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk 1 TG295, 203 AFS (Advanced Flying School) RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Dishforth, North Yorkshire on 20/1/1951. The aircraft was seen to emerge from cloud at an altitude of approximately 1,500 feet, and then to enter a steep dive from which it did not recover. The Vampire was destroyed when it struck the ground, and the pilot was killed

Crew of Vampire TG295:
Pilot Officer Arnold Norris Osborn Gulliver RAF (pilot, Service Number 3039282) - killed on active service 20/1/1951

Vampire TG295 had been delivered to the RAF from 33 MU Lyneham in March 1946, becoming one of the first eight DH Vampires to enter front line squadron service with 247 Squadron, RAF.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.110 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.108
4. 203 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2145/1 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7162858
5. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt
6. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38456/supplement/6006/data.pdf
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_accidents_and_incidents_involving_Royal_Air_Force_aircraft_from_1945#1950s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2013 12:02 Dr. John Smith Added
26-May-2015 12:37 Angel dot comma Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
10-Jan-2020 20:30 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Operator]
08-Jan-2021 16:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2021 16:48 Slizack Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jan-2021 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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