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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
EVENTS for 16th June
On 16th June 1954 Vampire F.3 VT820 of 4 CAACU crashed on the airfield at Llandow, killing the pilot. The aircraft approached in a shallow dive at about 300-400' and at high speed.The port wing tip was seen to bend upwards and this was followed by the complete wing, which broke off and struck the tailplane, which also fractured. The aircraft rolled to starboard and struck the ground.