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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139903
Last updated: 17 November 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:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: WP858
C/n / msn: C1/0743
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boothby Pagnell, 2 miles SE of Spitalgate, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (EGYD)
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (EGYD)
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WP858: Delivered 23/9/52. Sole RAF career was with the RAF College at Cranwell, Lincolnshire

Written off (destroyed) 16/10/55 when flew into the ground at night at Boothby Pagnell, two miles South-East of Spitalgate, Lincolnshire, whilst in the approach circuit to RAF Cranwell. Pilot failed to bail out from a spiral dive and was killed

The reported crash location of Boothby Pagnell is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population is now included in the civil parish of Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe at approximate coordinates 52.866770N 0.558159W


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.175 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 84)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.141

Revision history:

15-Nov-2011 09:31 Dr. John Smith Added
31-May-2020 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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