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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17488
Last updated: 10 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 I
Owner/operator:De Havilland Aircraft Co.
Registration: TG279
MSN: EEP/42003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Greenham Common, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:Hatfield, Hertfordshire
20min. after takeoff on 12/9/1945, aircraft was heard diving at very high speed. It emerged from cloud over Greenham Common, diving inverted . It impacted the ground close to the RAF station HQ and disintegrated. The pilot, on loan from the RAE at Farnborough, was killed.

Pilot S/Ldr (77789) John Charles Sheldon Turner RAFVR - killed


Revision history:

20-Apr-2008 21:06 Nepa Added
09-Jun-2009 01:16 angels one five Updated
08-Jun-2010 16:09 angels one five Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Mar-2013 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2014 11:31 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 20:55 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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