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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246375
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:16-SEP-1950
Time:day
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:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VZ828
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:RAF Odiham, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Narrative:
Vampire VZ828: Delivered 27-10-1949. Written off (destroyed) 16-9-1950 when the throttle jammed on approach to RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire. As the pilot could not control the aircraft's speed or power settings, he decided to abandon the aircraft and bail out.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.106 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.83
4. 54 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1-1-1946 to 31-12-1950: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2422/53 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8420013
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VZ
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._54_Squadron_RAF#Post_World_War_II


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2020 21:54 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Dec-2020 11:21 Komes Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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