Accident de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 1 TG446, Monday 7 January 1952
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Date:Monday 7 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 1
Owner/operator:208 AFS RAF
Registration: TG446
MSN: EEP/40118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:White Oxmead Farm, 1 mile NE of Peasedown St. John, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Merryfield, Somerset
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F.Mk 1, TG446, 208 AFS (Advanced Flying School) RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when ran out of fuel in heavy turbulent cloud, abandoned 1 mile North East of Peasdown St.John, Somerset 7.1.52. The aircraft came down in the grounds of a cottage at White Oxmead Farm, narrowly missing five people, including two children.

Crew Vampire TG446:
Flight Lieutenant K A Harvey (pilot) RAF - bailed out sucessfully, and parachuted to earth approximately two miles away from where his aircraft had came down

Peasedown St John (commonly referred to as Peasedown) is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, standing on a hilltop roughly 5 miles (8 km) south-southwest of the city of Bath, and 2 miles (3 km) north-east of the town of Radstock at the foot of the Mendip Hills.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.123 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.210
4. Wings Over Somerset: Aircraft Crashes since the End of World War II By Peter Forrester
5. 208 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/11/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) flie AIR 29/2147 at

Revision history:

02-Mar-2013 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2018 20:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
09-Jan-2020 12:43 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Feb-2021 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2021 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2021 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2021 11:08 Heil Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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