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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20368
Last updated: 13 February 2020
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Date:23-AUG-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:Cambridge UAS Royal Air Force (Cambridge UAS RAF)
Registration: WB561
C/n / msn: C1/0013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10, WB561, RAF Cambridge UAS (University Air Squadron): Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23/8/55 when Control column jammed, air aircraft side slipped into the ground at South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Struck off charge 6/9/55 at 49 MU RAF Colerne, Wiltshire

According to some sources, WB561 was rebuilt and supplied to the Irish Air Corps as "199". The fuselage of a Chipmunk marked "199" was present at the Irish Air Corps Museum at Baldonnel as recently as March 2019 (see link #6)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.173 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 19)
3. http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=343
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WB
5. https://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
6. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1291003
7. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1376644


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jun-2008 03:51 JINX Added
08-Jun-2008 02:22 JINX Updated
25-Jan-2020 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 07:53 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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