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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166523
Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:27-JUL-1958
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 23
Owner/operator:Fison-Airwork Ltd
Registration: G-APMN
C/n / msn: C1-0128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fox's Farm, Potterhanworth Fen, 6 miles SE of Lincoln, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF DHC.1 Chipmunk T.10 WB680. Delivered 17.6.50 RAF service with 5 RFS and 13 Group Comms Flight. Struck off charge 21.3.58 at 20 MU RAF Aston Down. Sold to De Havilland Aircraft Ltd., Hatfield, and civil registered as G-APMN on 21.4.58. Converted by DH at Leavesden, Hertfordshire to be the prototype single-seat Chipmunk Mk.23 crop-spraying configuration, and loaned to Fison-Airwork Ltd for trials and evaluation.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27.7.58 when crashed at Fox's Farm, Potterhanworth Fen, North Kesteven, six miles south-east of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Registration G-APMN cancelled by the CAA on 6.8.58 as "destroyed". Wreckage reportedly taken to Croydon Airport for accident investigation, later dumped at Biggin Hill, Kent

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APMN.pdf
2. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1958/1958-1-%20-%200067.PDF
3. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potterhanworth


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-May-2014 23:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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