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Royal Air Force 112 SQUADRON

Sabre 4

XB884

16th June 1954

Flg. Off. Roger Mansfield

 


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I had to eject from a Sabre 4 at R.A.F. Bruggen, Germany on 16th June 1954.

REASON - LOCKED FLYING CONTROLS

HEIGHT ABOUT 1500 FEET

PARACHUTE FULLY DEPLOYED ABOUT 100 FEET

TIME IN CHUTE BEFORE HITTING THE GROUND ABOUT 5-10 SECONDS

AS WELLINGTON SAID ABOUT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO "A DAMMED CLOSE RUN THING!"

XB884

112 SQUADRON

 

Happy landings

 

                                     Roger Mansfield, 30th October 2005