Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WB583, Tuesday 10 July 1956
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Date:Tuesday 10 July 1956
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:Bircham Newton SF RAF
Registration: WB583
MSN: C1/0035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Bircham Newton, Docking, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WB583: Delivered 28/3/50. RAF Service career was with 22 RFS (Reserve Flying School), 2 RFS and RAF Bircham Newton Station Flight

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10/7/56: Crashed on landing at RAF Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Damaged aircraft taken to 71 MU RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire. Not repaired, and Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) on 10/7/56, where authorised to be reduced to spares and produce.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.181 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 19)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.202

Revision history:

10-Nov-2011 10:08 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 18:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
27-Nov-2019 14:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Jun-2020 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 13:37 AlLach Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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