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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139904
Last updated: 10 April 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: WP853
C/n / msn: C1/0738
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile west of Anwick, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WP853: Delivered 8/9/52. RAF Service was with 10 FTS and then RAF College, Cranwell

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/5/54 when it stalled on approach whilst making a practice forced landing one mile west of RAF Anwick, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Both crew escaped uninjured.

Crew of Chipmunk WP853
Flight Lt D.G.Briggs (Instructor Pilot, aged 27)
Flight Cadet N.P.May (pupil pilot under instruction, aged 19)

Formally struck off charge 01/06/1954 at No.54 MU Cambridge; parts used to repair/rebuild Chipmunk T.10 WP975


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.158 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.57

Revision history:

15-Nov-2011 09:49 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Apr-2020 20:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2020 20:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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