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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20807
Last updated: 12 April 2020
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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:5 RFS Royal Air Force (5 RFS RAF)
Registration: WG467
C/n / msn: C1/0517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile NNE of Tamworth, Staffordshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Tamworth, Staffordshire
Destination airport:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10, WG467, 5 FTS RAF: Written off (destroyed) 24 September 1953 when crashed one mile north north east of Tamworth, Staffordshire.

The pilot was carrying out authorised practice forced landings, and at 700 feet, was satisfied that he could land in the field he had selected. He opened the throttle to begin his overshoot, but obtained no response from the engine. He then selected another field, and set himself up with an approach to land. During the approach he struck trees at the near end of the field; the aircraft swung around through 180 degrees, and dived into the ground.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.150 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 414
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)

Revision history:

08-Jun-2008 02:51 JINX Added
21-Nov-2018 19:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Operator]
03-Feb-2020 01:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2020 12:52 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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