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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21213
Last updated: 18 August 2020
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Date:24-JUN-1955
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:63 Gp CF Royal Air Force (63 Gp CF RAF)
Registration: WK508
C/n / msn: C1/0544
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire (EGNR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T Mk 10 WK508: Delivered 11/1/52. RAF Service career was with 5 BFTS (Basic Flying Training School), 9 RFS (Reserve Flying School), and 63 Group Communications Flight, RAF Hawarden, Flintshire.

Written off (destroyed) 24/6/55: Engine failed on take-off from RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, the aircraft stalled and hit the ground. No reports of any injuries to the pilot - Flight Lieutenant D P M Simkin.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.171 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 67)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.140
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WK
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2008 11:54 JINX Added
09-Jun-2015 08:59 Angel dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
05-Nov-2019 22:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-May-2020 18:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2020 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2020 20:43 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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