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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247187
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:04-MAY-1951
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:72 Squadron Royal Air Force (72 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VZ182
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Weald, Essex, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex (EGSX)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.Mk.5 VZ182, 72 Squadron, RAF: delivered 7/11/1949. Written off (destroyed) 4/6/1951. The aircraft went out of control, and entered into an irrecoverable spin off the top of a loop. The aircraft then dived into the ground at RAF North Weald, Essex, from an altitude of 2,000 feet. The pilot was killed on impact with the ground

Crew of Vampire VZ182:
Sergeant Charles Harry Hunter RAF (pilot, aged 29) - killed on active service 4/6/1951

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.115 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.143
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VZ
5. Vampire VZ182 at North Weals September 1950: https://www.na3t.org/air/photo/AG07325
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH100%20prodn%20list.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jan-2021 18:57 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Jan-2021 21:15 fanda Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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