Gear-up landing Accident de Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB Mk 5 WA277, Thursday 7 January 1954
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Date:Thursday 7 January 1954
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:233 OCU RAF
Registration: WA277
MSN: EEP/42...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 mile NE of RAF Pembrey, Caernarvonshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.5 WA277, 233 OCU RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 7 January 1954 when engine failed on take-off, belly landed in field after a wheels-up force landing, one mile North East of RAF Pembrey, Caernarvonshire. No fatalities or casualties reported.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.154 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 9)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 tro 2009 by Colin Cummings p.24

Revision history:

28-May-2008 14:52 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 21:38 JINX Updated
17-May-2015 07:20 MiG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
09-Jan-2020 22:06 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Operator]
22-Feb-2020 18:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2020 18:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Feb-2020 09:39 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
04-Apr-2020 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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