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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154105
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:22-SEP-1957
Time:
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:Royal Aero Club of Western Australia
Registration: VH-REW
C/n / msn: C1-0020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norseman, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Norseman, WA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Chipmunk T.10 WB568, delivered to RAF 23/02/1950. Struck off charge 17/08/1955. On 25/06/56 sold to W.S.Shackleton Ltd, London, UK for export to Australia as VH-REW. Sold to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 22/09/57 when it stalled in from 150 feet when the engine failed after take off from Norseman, WA. The pilot, who had neglected to turn the fuel cock to 'On' was luckily uninjured.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WB
http://www.dhcchipmunk.com/0020.html
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-REW%281%29.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2013 12:05 Dr. John Smith Added

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