April 26, 2024

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Date:
26-APR-2024

Time:
13:15

Type of Aircraft:
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

Owner/Operator:
Private

Registration:
VH-POR

MSN:
OGMA 44

Year of Manufacture:
1958

Engine Model:
De Havilland Company Ltd GIPSY MAJOR 10 MK.2

Fatalities:
0

Aircraft Damage:
Substantial

Location:
Jandakot Airport, WA (JAD/YPJT) – Australia

Phase:
Take off

Departure Airport:
Jandakot Airport, WA (YPJT)

Destination Airport:
Jandakot Airport, WA (JAD/YPJT)

Circumstances:

**A de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, registered as VH-POR, experienced a critical incident during takeoff at Jandakot Airport, resulting in a crash with the aircraft impacting the ground with little forward momentum and the port wing low. The 73-year-old pilot, who was the sole occupant, issued a mayday call shortly after being cleared for takeoff, indicating immediate distress. Emergency services responded promptly, and the pilot was transported to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries. Approximately seven fire trucks and multiple emergency personnel were involved in the response. A witness reported that the aircraft appeared to lose power just after takeoff, leading to the crash. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will be investigating the incident to determine the contributing factors and possible mechanical failures involved.**

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