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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159647
Last updated: 13 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 3
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: VT798
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Longborough, nr Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Little Rissington,
De Havilland Vampire VT798 (Central Flying School): Written off (destroyed) when crashed 16 March 1949 at Longborough, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. Pilot killed.

Pilot II Thomas Millward JACKS (572252) of Central Flying School, RAF Little Rissington, was on his first flight in a jet when his aircraft crashed in a flat spin at The Crock, Longborough, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
Pilot II Jacks was a married man from Bolton, Lancs and had joined the RAF in 1937 as an apprentice. He had about 1100 hrs experience on piston engined aircraft at the time of the crash.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.86. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Gloucestershire Echo 18 March 1949
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2445:

Revision history:

30-Aug-2013 06:12 DustyRN Added
22-Jan-2014 15:45 Anon. Updated [Registration]
10-Jul-2014 05:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
19-May-2015 06:33 Digger Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-Dec-2019 19:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2019 17:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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