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Narrative:Immediately after take-off on the eighth crop spraying sortie of the day, the engine misfired and lost power at a height of 10 ft. above the ground. As the ground ahead into wind was swampy, a crosswind landing was attempted, but the aircraft stalled a few feet from the ground. The port wing dropped and the aircraft cartwheeled, finishing up almost on its back.
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
|Owner/operator:||Airspray (Colchester) Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| 85009|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||South Fambridge, Essex -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Boxted, Essex|
Ex-RAF Tiger Moth T6709.
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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