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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65660
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Date:09-NOV-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
Owner/operator:Exeter Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-AORV
C/n / msn: C1/0177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crowcombe,Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Exeter Airport (EXE/EGXT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft, flown by a student pilot, was on a cross-country flight which included two intermediate landings. Twenty seven minutes after take off on the final stage of the flight, the aircraft struck ground 1100 feet above sea level at a point 17 miles from the aerodrome of last departure and 2 miles off the route it was expected to fly." A short time before take-off the weather at the aerodrome from which the aircraft had last departed was reported as cloudy, with intermittent slight rain and surface visibility 3 miles.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AORV.pdf
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2009 12:00 VHKDK Added
07-Nov-2011 08:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2015 09:10 harro Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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