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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139737
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:11-FEB-1961
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:Harrold Tressler
Registration: ZK-BSS
C/n / msn: C1/0616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ardmore airfield -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZAR
Destination airport:NZAR
Narrative:
ex-RAF WK607, thence to UK civil register as G-AOUM on 08/08/1956. Thence to ZK-BSS in July 1957. DHC-1 Chipmunk ZK-BSS was damaged beyond repair at Ardmore 26 March 1960 in a fire started by a static spark during refueling, and its registration was cancelled on February 11, 1961.

No known casualties: the aircraft was static (parked) with no one aboard at the time.

Note: the date of February 11, 1961 is purely "nominal" based on the date that the registration was cancelled.

Sources:

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/chipmunk.html
http://gallery.aerohub.co.nz/main.php?g2_itemId=6204
http://cnapg.net/chipmunk.htm
http://www.dave.wise.btinternet.co.uk/DWZKBRZ.htm
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AOUM.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2011 13:13 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Nov-2011 08:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2017 07:02 Wingnut Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Apr-2019 11:38 flyernzl Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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