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Last updated: 13 February 2020
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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:Bristol UAS Royal Air Force (Bristol UAS RAF)
Registration: WZ880
C/n / msn: C1/0921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winterbourne, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Filton, Bristol (EGTG/FZO)
Destination airport:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10, WZ880, Bristol UAS (University Air Squadron): Written off (destroyed) 7/6/59 Failed to recover from a spin at Winterborne near Filton, Gloucestershire during aerobatics The pilot abandoned the aircraft at the last moment after trying unsuccessfully to release the cadet, who was killed when the aircraft dived into the ground.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.201 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 111)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/412:

Revision history:

10-Nov-2011 14:39 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jan-2020 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 08:08 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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