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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153696
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:05-MAR-1950
Time:day
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:501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron Royal Air Force (501 (County of Gloucester) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VF271
MSN: EEP/40127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire (FZO/EGTG)
Destination airport:RAF Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire (FZO/EGTG)
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk.3 VF271: Notified as awaiting collection 22.8.46, delivered 26.8.46: issued to 3 Squadron, RAF Germany, later to 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron, RAF.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when overshot the runway landing in bad visibility and adverse weather conditions at Filton, near Bristol, Gloucestershire on 5.3.50. Aircraft written off, and struck off charge; as far as is known, the pilot survived with minor injuries.

Sources:

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.36
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VF
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2013 21:22 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 07:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
08-Jan-2020 21:23 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Dec-2020 13:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2020 13:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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