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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139879
Last updated: 7 January 2020
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Date:03-MAY-1953
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WP910
C/n / msn: C1/0784
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Uffington, 2 miles East of Stamford, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Chipmunk T.10 WP910 of the RAF College was written off (destroyed) when it was abandoned and crashed 03/05/53 at Uffington, two miles East of Stamford, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire after loss of control: the control column in the rear cockpit jammed, and the pilot bailed out.

The pilot carried out a slow roll to the left during a cross country navigation sortie, but, on conclusion of the sortie, the pilot found that the control column was jammed over to the left, and slightly forward of the neutral position. As he could not retain control, the pilot opted to bail out. The inquiry into the accident concluded that the controls in the rear cockpit had become jammed by a parachute and canvas bag, which had been placed on the rear seat, and which came loose during the roll

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.144 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 362
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 87)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/150: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424271
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/32/S2631: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578477
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WG
7. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs#1953
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uffington,_Lincolnshire .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2011 15:01 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Nov-2011 09:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2020 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 23:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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