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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204559
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:16-JUN-1948
Time:
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:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 17009
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,5 mile east of Bowmanville, ON -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Trenton, ON
Destination airport:RCAF Trenton, ON
Narrative:
Sqn Ldr S.Y. Broadbent of the Central Flying School, Trenton, was on a local training flight in Vampire 17009. The aircraft was witnessed nose diving into Lake Ontario near Bowmanville, ON. The pilotís body was located on the shore of Lake Ontario almost five months later on 11-Oct-1948. The crash was thought to be oxygen related.

Sources:

Sixty Years, p214
Toronto Daily Star 16 Jun 1948, p 1.
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 17 June 1948, p17
The Winnipeg Evening Tribune 12 October 1948, p17
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155378110


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2018 19:23 TB Added
02-Feb-2018 19:23 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:07 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]
18-Feb-2021 08:36 Cosmo Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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