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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20785
Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1954
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.Mk 10
Owner/operator:Manchester UAS Royal Air Force (Manchester UAS RAF)
Registration: WG311
C/n / msn: C1/0367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Folly Farm, Oakmere, 7 miles West of Frodsham, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Southport, Lancashire (EGOW)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WG311: Delivered 6/6/51. RAF service was with 1 BFTS, 5 RFS, 25 RFS, 2 RFS, Manchester UAS, 2 BFTS, 19 RFS and lastly as "E", of Manchester UAS (University Air Squadron) RAF again,

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27 September 1954. Engine lost power on overshoot, hit fence in forced landing at Folly Farm, Oakmere, seven miles west of Frodsham, Cheshire. Both crew survived.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.163 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.43)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.93
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WG
6. Manchester UAS Chipmunk 'E' visiting Yeadon for the SSAFA Air Show 7/6/54: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1281435
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakmere
8. https://www.airliners.net/photo/UK-Air-Force/De-Havilland-DHC-1-Chipmunk-T10/1884816/L


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 22:27 JINX Added
01-Feb-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 07:41 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
23-Apr-2020 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 09:10 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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