Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WB576, Monday 1 September 1952
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Date:Monday 1 September 1952
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:2 RFS RAF
Registration: WB576
MSN: C1/0028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Barton Airfield, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Barton Airfield, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester
Destination airport:Barton Airfield, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WB576, 2 RFS (Reserve Flying School), RAF: Delivered 20/3/1950.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1/9/1952 when undershot on approach, and hit boundary post at Barton Airfield, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester. The pilot encountered a downdraught on approach to Barton Airfield, and failed to apply sufficient engine power to counteract the downdraught. The aircraft undershot the runway, struck a boundary post, landed hard, and ground looped on impact with the ground.

Not repaired; Formally struck off charge 23/9/1952 as Cat.5(Scrap). Although the aircraft was wrecked, the two crew were uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.133 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 286
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)

Revision history:

01-Jun-2008 10:48 JINX Added
07-Jun-2008 12:03 JINX Updated
15-Mar-2013 12:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 21:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Mar-2021 18:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2021 18:37 Werich Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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