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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231637
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 FB Mk 5
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VV663
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile East of RAF Gütersloh -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Gütersloh, (GUT/ETUO)
Destination airport:
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk.5 VV663: Built by English Electric at Preston, and delivered 5/4/49 to 16 Squadron, RAF Gütersloh, Germany. Written off (destroyed) 4/7/50 when dived into the ground one mile east of RAF Gütersloh, Germany, shortly after take off. Pilot killed

Crew of Vampire VV663
Flying Officer Charles Martin Aymer Vallance - killed on active service 4/7/50


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.78. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 p 37
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT220/10:
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/31/S2503:

Revision history:

22-Dec-2019 20:55 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Dec-2019 21:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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