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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:226 OCU RAF
Registration: VF312
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk
De Havilland Vampire F.Mk.1 VF312 (BB-C) 226 OCU, RAF : Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5 July 1949 when caught fire in flight and belly-landed when making an emergency landing at RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk with the wheels up. Engine caught fire in flight due to impeller blade failure.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.90. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 62)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2452:
8. Airfix Magazine December 1973:

Revision history:

07-Mar-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Added
21-May-2015 08:54 Unites Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
04-Dec-2019 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:18 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]

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