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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139861
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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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:South Coast Aero Club
Registration: VH-BAW
C/n / msn: C1/0091
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wingabee Station, Coonamble, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wingbee Station, Coonambie, NSW
VH-BAW had come onto the Australian civil register as VH-GAM in early 1957 to the Gilgandra Aero Club, having previously been with the RAF as WB651. (Struck off charge as such at 22 MU, RAF Silloth, Cumbria on 29/08/1956). Following a nasty accident with a fence on the perimeter of Mendooran airfield, the club repaired the aircraft, and re-registered it VH-GIL (the second) in 1958.

South Coast Aero Club acquired it in 1962 and re-registered it VH-BAW. As such, it was written off when it crashed at Wingabee Station, Coonamble, NSW on 27 January 1964

In 2006 the Queensland Air Museum began work on restoration of a DHC-1 Chipmunk, marked as "VH-BAW". However, this airframe is a complex composite of several Chipmunks, including parts of WG410/VH-MRR, WB761/VH-RWI, WB622/VH-BSP and WB651/VH-BAW. It is reported that only the port wing of the 'original' VH-BAW has been used in this restoration


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J halley, Air Britain 1985 p.20)

Revision history:

13-Nov-2011 06:51 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Apr-2014 02:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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