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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203268
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:438 (Wild Cat) Sqn RCAF
Registration: 17079
MSN: BQ-079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Lawrence river near Sorel, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RCAF St Hubert, QC
Destination airport:
T/O at 15:00hrs
One of two Vampire fighters that crashed into the ice-littered St. Lawrence river in low fog. The body of pilot (SN 110086) Flt Lt Robert Leaper (27) was found washed up at Sorel Beach on 7 June 1951.


The Montreal Gazette 2 April 1951, p1+2/8 June 1951, p17
RCAF archives - DND microfilms
438 Squadron records and logs

Revision history:

23-Dec-2017 20:11 TB Added
23-Dec-2017 20:14 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 00:16 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 20:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
15-Jan-2018 16:18 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:50 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 18:44 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 18:50 Iwosh Updated [Location, Operator]
16-Feb-2021 18:37 tachel Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2021 18:54 tachel Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
19-Mar-2021 01:44 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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