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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246438
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:13-OCT-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:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: VZ300
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Skipsea Gunnery Ranges, Skipsea, East Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk.5, VZ300, CGS (Central Gunnery School), RAF: Delivered 28/2/1950. Written off (destroyed) 13/10/1950. On a second "live" attack (ground attack with live cannon shellfire) on a ground target at the Skipsea Gunnery Ranges, Skipsea, East Yorkshire, the pilot made a very fast tight circuit, and the aircraft stalled and spun into the ground on the final turn. The pilot was killed.
Crew:
F/O (607022) Dennis McAFEE (pilot) RAF - killed on active service 13/10/1950

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.107 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.89
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VZ
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipsea


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2021 20:50 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Jan-2021 21:54 Fanda Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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