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Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Date:28-MAR-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:Hull UAS RAF
Registration: WP777
C/n / msn: C1/0667
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Destination airport:Brough Aerodrome, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Narrative:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.Mk.10 WP777: Delivered 13/6/52. RAF career was with 1 RFS (Reserve Flying School) and Hull UAS (University Air Squadron).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28/3/55: Aircraft hit an embankment while on final approach to Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire. Aircraft "bounced" off the embankment on impact, landed heavily and broke apart. No reported injuries to the two crew members.

Remained recovered by (and to) 60 MU RAF Rufforth, North Yorkshire for crash investigation. Then struck off charge as Cat.5(c) in April 1955 for reduced to spares and scrap.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.169 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.83)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.125
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-May-2020 23:54 Dr. John Smith Added
10-May-2020 09:37 MIG29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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