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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141614
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Date:03-JAN-2012
Time:overnight
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:Skylark Aviation
Registration: G-BDEU
C/n / msn: C1/0704
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire (PIK/EGPK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Several light aircraft severely damaged in overnight 84 mph gales at Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK) on 3/1/2012. However, only one - a DHC.1 Chipmunk - confirmed as a write off so far. Per eyewitness reports:

"Received a report of a Chipmunk blown over at Prestwick, which collided with parked Cessna 150 and a fence in the process. Chipmunk and Cessna 150 flipped over on their backs, plus a Cessna 172 sustained a crushed wingtip, and a Bulldog minus a rudder. Lastly, a Bolkow Junior with flaps and ailerons at jaunty angles...Chipmunk's a write-off. Bent at the firewall, behind the cockpit, fin & rudder crushed, wings now Stuka-like (bent where the flap ends and the aileron begins). Heartbreaking to see - especially as I'm one of the shareholders too."

G-BDEU was later deemed to be a write off (damaged beyond economic repair) and the registration was cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 08/05/2014

(G-BDEU was ex-RAF Chipmunk T.10 WP808: delivered 24/07/1952, RAF service was with 15 RFS, Birmingham UAS, RAF Detling Station Flight, Nottinghan UAS, Liverpool UAS, Edinburgh UAS, Nottingham UAS, and Edinburgh UAS. Struck off charge at 5 MU RAF Kemble when sold 23/07/1975. Civil registered as G-BDEU on 17/08/1975).

Sources:

1. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74462
2. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/ayr-news
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?114120-Chippie-died-at-prestwick-in-the-high-winds
4. https://www.airplane-pictures.net/image2686.html_
5. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BDEU
6. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1198538/
7. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/412255-raf-chipmunks-23.html#post9136672

 photo WP808_zpsb5ivlvsv.jpg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2012 11:55 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Jan-2012 12:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2012 13:19 abnuk1 Updated [[Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]]
05-Jan-2012 13:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Jan-2012 13:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
15-Jan-2012 03:55 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
15-Jan-2012 04:00 Anon. Updated [[Embed code]]
11-Apr-2012 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
09-Aug-2014 16:14 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 02:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2016 20:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2016 20:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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