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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236526
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Date:17-SEP-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.10
Owner/operator:Wattisham SF Royal Air Force (Wattisham SF RAF)
Registration: WP806
C/n / msn: C1/0700
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Narrative:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WP806: Delivered 27/1/52. RAF Service career was with 15 RFS (Reserve Flying School) and the Station Flight RAF Wattisham

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17/9/55: The aircraft stalled and struck the ground after failing to fully recover from a dive while giving an air display at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. The pilot - Flight Lieutenant D J J Taylor - flying solo, survived, albeit with injuries

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.174 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 83)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.156
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2020 13:14 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Jun-2020 19:24 harry Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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