Accident de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 3 17001, Friday 4 January 1952
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Date:Friday 4 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 3
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 17001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 13 miles east of RCAF Chatham, NB -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RCAF Stn Chatham, NB
Destination airport:RCAF Stn Chatham, NB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Pilot F/L George W. Rawlings of 1 (F) OTU was killed in Vampire 170001 when he was unable to recover from a spin during aerobatics. The aircraft and pilot were found three days later by a farmer, 13 miles (21km) east of Chatham, NB.


Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 5 January 1952, p10/.../9 January 1952, p2
The Canadair Sabre; Larry Milberry (Pg 77)
Canadian Military Aircraft, Serials & Photographs, 1920-1968 (424)

Revision history:

16-Jan-2018 10:22 TB Added
09-Jan-2020 12:47 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Operator]
21-Mar-2021 16:34 Cosmo Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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