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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236472
Last updated: 28 January 2021
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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:LAS (Light Aircraft School) Royal Air Force (LAS (Light Aircraft School) RAF)
Registration: WZ852
C/n / msn: C1/0873
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WZ852: Delivered 29/4/53. Sole RAF operational use was with the LAS (Light Aircraft School) at RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6/9/55: The engine failed to pick up after being throttled back to simulate an engine failure on approach to RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire. In the subsequent emergency landing the aircraft overran the runway and collided with the perimeter fence. No reported injuries to the two crew


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 110)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.154

Revision history:

27-May-2020 16:07 Dr. John Smith Added

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