Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WD320, Saturday 20 December 1952
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Date:Saturday 20 December 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:19 RFS RAF
Registration: WD320
MSN: C1/0257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Great Altcar, near Formby, Lancashire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Barton Airfield, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WD320, 19 RFS (Reserve Flying School) RAF; delivered 28/1/1951. Written off 20/12/1953, Engine failed, overturned in forced landing at Great Altcar, near Formby, Lancashire; to No.60 MU Rufforth 2/1/1953 for scrap. No reported injuries to the crew.

Great Altcar is a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, England, close to Formby on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.139 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.322

Revision history:

02-Jun-2008 04:46 JINX Added
01-Feb-2013 15:09 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Mar-2021 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2021 21:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2021 16:50 Leliczek Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
26-Jul-2021 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Category]
27-Jul-2021 08:48 Dandy Updated [Operator, Operator]

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