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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205029
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:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 17025
MSN: EEP42318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wagaming, near Armstrong ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RCAF Trenton, ON
Destination airport:RCAF Sea Island, Vancouver, BC
Vampire 17025 was to be delivered to 442 Sqn at RCAF Station Sea Island, British Columbia. While enroute over northern Ontario, the aircraft suffered a fuel control problem. The pilot, W/C J.D. Summerville, attempted to reach the airfield at Armstong (YYW) Ontario, but was forced to make a successful wheels up landing in a clearing near Canadian National Railway tracks at Wagaming (5016′ 51″N, 8850′ 17″W), three miles (4.7km) east of the Armstrong airfield. The pilot survived unharmed. The Vampire was dismantled and removed from the crash site, but it was stuck off strength. This was the first Vampire to be written off in Royal Canadian Air Force service, only 16 days after being taken of strength.


Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 29 April 1948, p21
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers

Revision history:

24-Jan-2018 20:35 TB Added
05-Feb-2018 18:22 TB Updated [Registration, Cn]
18-Dec-2018 07:58 yukonjack Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 21:05 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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