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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139772
Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:17-MAY-1958
Time:night
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:Oxford UAS Royal Air Force (Oxford UAS RAF)
Registration: WP782
C/n / msn: C1/0673
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kinglington (Oxford) Airport, Kidlington, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Kidlington, (Oxford) Airport (OXF/EGTK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Oxford University Air Squadron Chipmunk T.10 WP776 was taxying out for another night take off from Kidlington, Oxfordshire. The pilot was distracted by another aircraft landing and taxied into parked Chipmunk T.10 WP782. WP776 was only slightly damaged: however, WP782 was declared a write off.

WP782 was struck of charge as Cat.5(scrap). Instead, however, it was sold off to a civilian owner, and rebuilt as G-APSC. (Registered as such to Goodhew Aviation Co Ltd, also based at Kidlington, on 21/01/1959)

Sources:

1. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APSC-1.pdf
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2011 12:10 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Dec-2016 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 08:00 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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