ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139742
Last updated: 11 December 2013
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information.
If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information
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
|Owner/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
Number of views: 466