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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66080
Last updated: 23 October 2019
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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 22
Owner/operator:Oxford Aeroplane Club
Registration: G-AOSJ
C/n / msn: C1/0071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kidlington, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Kidlington Aerodrome, Oxfordshire (OXF/EGTK)
Destination airport:
Crashed near Kidlington, Oxfordshire 26/02/1961: The pilot misunderstood an instruction from the Captain of the aircraft. Shortly after take off, the Captain/Instructor closed the throttle to simulate an engine failure after take off. Unfortunately, the student thought the engine failure was for real, and went through the correct procedure including turning the fuel cock to the "off" position.

The Instructor opened the throttle to recover the situation but did not realize the fuel had been turned off. The engine stopped and the aircraft dived into a muddy field at quite a steep angle. Both the instructor and student were very lucky to survive.

Ex-RAF Chipmunk T.10 WB628. Civil registration G-AOSJ cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 30/01/1962 as "PWFU" (="Permanently Withdrawn From Use")


The instructor was a friend of mine.

Revision history:

01-Jul-2009 23:29 VHKDK Added
22-Jun-2011 09:04 Jim F Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2011 18:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2013 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Aug-2014 15:53 TB Updated [Source, Embed code]

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