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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154109
Last updated: 12 September 2019
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Date:19-SEP-1959
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-RFW
C/n / msn: C1-0088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bull Creek, near Perth, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bull Creek, Perth, WA
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Chipmunk T.10 WB578. Delivered to the RAF 23/03/1950. Struck off charge 30/08/1955. On 24/09/56 sold to W. S. Shackleton, London, England - for export to Australia as VH-RFW. Sold to Royal Aero Club of Western Australia

Written off 19/09/1959: WH-RFW ran off the strip and was destroyed whilst making a forced landing on the emergency strip in the Bull Creek pine tree plantation on the edge of the Perth southern suburbs, on what is now Jandakot Airport. .

Sources:

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-RFW.html
http://www.dhcchipmunk.com/0030.html
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2013 13:13 Dr. John Smith Added

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