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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139849
Last updated: 2 July 2020
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Date:14-APR-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-OARP
C/n / msn: C1/0362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Claremont Mine, Fort Rixon, Matabeleland, 48 miles NE of Bulawayo -   Zimbabwe
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bulawayo Airport, Bulawayo, Rhodesia (FVBU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF WG309. Delivered 14/06/1951. RAF service with 5 FTS, and 4 FTS. Struck off charge 17/06/1953 at Heany, Southern Rhodesia. Sold off to civil ownership in Kenya as VP-YKU. Resold and re-registered as F-OARP (French Civil Register) on 29/10/1953. Crashed in the Claremont Mine area at Fort Rixon, Matabeleland, 48 miles north-east of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (at approximate co ordinates 2001′S 2916′E) on 14/04/1955

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950_-_1959_16.html]
2. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Rixon
Birmingham Daily Gazette 14.4.55


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2011 13:58 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Dec-2016 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2020 06:47 rod brown Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]

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