ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20810
Last updated: 11 November 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

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:Honington SF Royal Air Force (Honington SF RAF)
Registration: WG487
C/n / msn: C1/0537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Honington, Suffolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk (BEQ/EGXH)
Destination airport:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WG487: delivered 3/1/1952. RAF Service career was with 5 BFTS (Basic Flying Training School), 9 RFS (Reserve Flying School), Durham UAS (University Air Squadron), 64 Group Communications Flight. 63 Group Communications Flight, and then the Station Flight at RAF Honington

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) 15/4/56 when hit ground equipment while taxiing at RAF Honington, Suffolk. Not repaired, but no injuries reported. Struck off charge 26/04/1956 as CAT 5(c) at No.58 MU Sutton Bridge and broken up for spares and produce.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.179 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p.45)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.190

Revision history:

08-Jun-2008 03:53 JINX Added
09-Nov-2011 05:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2013 18:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
05-Nov-2019 10:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
14-Jun-2020 23:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description