Gear-up landing Incident de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T Mk 11 WZ504,
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Date:Thursday 10 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T Mk 11
Owner/operator:7 FTS RAF
Registration: WZ504
MSN: 15062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Mona, Bodffordd, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:RAF Mona, Anglesey, Wales (EGOQ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland DH.115 Vampire T.Mk 11 WZ504: Delivered 14/4/1953. Operational service career was with 233 OCU RAF Pembrey, 202 AFS (Advanced Flying School) snd 7 FTS (Flying Training School) RAF Valley

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10/1/1957: Belly landed at RAF Mona, Bodffordd, Anglesey after the undercarriage jammed on approach. Both crew were uninjured

Crew of Vampire WZ504:
Flight Lieutenant J.A.F.Shelley, RAF (QFI Instructor Pilot, Service Number 3113578)
Acting Sub Lieutenant V.M.Grimley RN (Pupil Pilot Under Instruction)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 90)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.229

Revision history:

05-Mar-2013 12:20 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Mar-2013 09:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-Dec-2018 21:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 18:53 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Jul-2020 19:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2020 20:09 Yarbi Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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