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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1036
Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Time:11:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: G-AHUV
C/n / msn: 3894
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Destination airport:Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
The pilot was practising touch-and-go landings on a private strip in fine weather and light wind conditions. The first four circuits were uneventful but on the fifth landing, as the pilot applied power and raised the tail, the aircraft yawed to the right.

Long grass at the edge of the strip came into contact with the lower right wing and the drag due to grass impact slewed the aircraft further to the right. The aircraft left the strip and the mainwheels then became entangled in the long grass as the aircraft tracked towards a group of trees and farm buildings. Realising the hopelessness of the situation, the pilot shut down the engine and tried to steer the aircraft between two obstacles. He might have succeeded were it not for a fence post which the aircraft struck at an estimated speed of 20 mph. The impact was sufficient to overturn the aircraft.

Both occupants were wearing Sutton Harnesses and were protected by the upper wing bracing struts which supported the overturned fuselage. Wings, propeller, undercarriage, tail plane and fin severely damaged.




Photo of G-AHUV courtesy

22 February 2019; (c) Malcolm Clarke

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Revision history:

26-Jan-2008 23:09 JINX Added
14-Aug-2008 19:47 JINX Updated
20-Apr-2012 11:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Nov-2014 14:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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