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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245716
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:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: VX978
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB. Mk 5 VX978, CGS (Central Gunnery School), RAF: Delivered 18/7/1949. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/3/1950 when crashed at RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire. The aircraft touched down short of the runway at RAF Leconfield, and was wrecked when it ran into a ditch in the undershoot area at high speed. Pilot survived with minor injuries.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.90 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.39

Revision history:

15-Dec-2020 14:42 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Dec-2020 17:47 Glog Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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