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Historic Vampire accident

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I stumbled upon this news item in "The Chronicle", August 16, 1962

 

"6 Pilots Die

MELBOURNE --- Six RAAF pilots were killed yesterday afternoon when four Vampire jet aircraft crashed in formation near the RAAF base, East Sale. They were practising formation aerobatics and it is believed were doing a barrel roll when the planes hit the ground and exploded. Two were being flown solo and two carried a passenger."

 

Does anyone remember this accident? I'm not old enough!

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Yes I do. They just followed the lead plane into the ground. (as one does IF the lead plane flies into the ground). Nev

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I don't remember it, which is surprising as I was 13 yrs old at the time, and living not all that far West of Pearce airbase, and I can remember Vampires roaring overhead.

 

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/disaster/aviation/display/107809-red-sales-aerobatic-team

 

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/dfs/The-Red-Sales.pdf

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