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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139787
Last updated: 13 February 2020
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Date:19-JUL-1960
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:Bristol UAS Royal Air Force (Bristol UAS RAF)
Registration: WP836
C/n / msn: C1/0719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Locking, Weston-super-Mare
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol University Air Squadron Chipmunk T.10 was damaged beyond repair whilst parked at RAF Locking, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset on 19/07/1960 when it was hit by Miles Messages G-AKBM, which was taxying to the runway

The Chipmunk was deemed to be beyond economic repair, and struck off charge as Cat.5(gi). Transferred to No.6 AEF 02/08/1960 for G/I as 7655M, derelict White Waltham by 1968

Miles Messanger G-AKBM also appears to have suffered as a result of this ground collision: the official UK Civil Aviation Authority record did not cancel the registration G-AKBM until 28/06/1964, but there is a note that the aircraft was "presumed withdrawn from use" on 20/09/1960. This suggests that G-AKBM was damaged and not repaired, probably as a direct result of this incident

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AKBM.pdf
3. http://www.na3t.org/air/photo/MIL12087
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2011 16:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Apr-2014 23:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 07:57 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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