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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153679
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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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 F Mk 1
Owner/operator:203 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (203 AFS RAF)
Registration: VF276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Driffeld, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when lost wing tank on take-off from RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire, stalled and crashed 8.3.50. On take off the starboard long range drop tank came off and the aircraft climbed steeply. The port wing then dropped and the aircraft slipped into the ground from about 60 feet. Pilot - Peter James Martin (service number 3110222, aged 20) - killed


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.89 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.29

Revision history:

02-Mar-2013 13:44 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2018 20:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 21:24 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]
15-Feb-2020 15:08 Dr J P Shipley Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2020 13:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2020 13:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Dec-2020 17:45 Komes Updated [Operator, Operator]

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