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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139810
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:Durham UAS Royal Air Force (Durham UAS RAF)
Registration: WP865
C/n / msn: C1/0752
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Milcombe, 5 miles SW of Banbury, Oxfordshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10, WP865 ["B"], Durham UAS (University Air Squadron) RAF: Written off (destroyed) 15/8/60 - failed to recover from a spin, and dived into a field at Milcombe village five miles South West of Banbury, Oxfordshire. The pilot did not abandon the aircraft and was killed. At the time of the accident, Durham UAS were detached to RAF Gaydon in Warwickshire, but were operating from RAF Bicester in Oxfordshire due to strong crosswinds at Gaydon.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.203 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 84)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/440:
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/39/S2986:

Revision history:

11-Nov-2011 09:29 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Jan-2020 19:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 07:58 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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