ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139742
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Narrative:The official accident report reads "Struck a pole on landing at Parafield on 9 January 1960". This aircraft was ex RAF WB630 and had originally been civilianized as EI-AJD. It was acquired by the Royal Aero Club of South Australia as a replacement for VH-BWD (the second) which had burned after a crash at Sanderston, South Australia in July 1958.
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
|Operator:||Royal Aero Club of South Australia|
|C/n / msn:|| C1/0072|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Parafield, 18 Km N of Adelaide, South Australia -
|Destination airport:||Parafield, South Australia (YPPF)|
Upon arriving in January 1959 it was assigned VH-BWD (the third). The Department of Civil Aviation said, however, that an aircraft should not be given the same registration as a machine which had crashed, and it was consequently re-registered VH-BWE.
||Dr. John Smith
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