ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20463
Last updated: 22 July 2014
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Date:04-NOV-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10
Owner/operator:RAF London UAS
Registration: WD372
C/n / msn: C1/0310
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sobney Pumping Station, 2 miles S of Reading, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 4/11/1962 whewn collided with Beagle Terrier G-ASAE and crashed at Sobney Pumping Station, 2 miles south of Reading, Berkshire*. All three crew (two in the Chipmunk, plus one (the pilot) of the Beagle) were killed when both aircraft disintegrated.

*Note that the official CAA/RAF Board of Inquiry report gives the crash location as "Whitley, Berkshire"

Sources:
1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999 (James J. Halley, 1983)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343
3. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?78785-71-MU-Bicester
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitley,_Berkshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2008 14:53 JINX Added
11-Nov-2011 11:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2013 02:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
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