Accident de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F Mk 3 17034,
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Date:Sunday 16 January 1949
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: 17034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Capilano River area, BC -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:RCAF Sea Island, BC
Destination airport:RCAF Sea Island, BC
442 Sqn pilot, Flying Officer John A. Borrie (25), was on a local training mission when his Vampire crashed into a mountain near the Capilano River.The pilot died in the crash. The cause was put down to inexperience as he had only four hours on type.


Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 17 January 1949, p6/19 January 1949, p15
Canadian Military Aircraft, Serials & Photographs, 1920-1968 (p424)

Revision history:

19-Jan-2018 20:28 TB Added
08-Jan-2020 21:10 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Feb-2021 08:13 Cosmo Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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