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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143958
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth II
Owner/operator:3 EFTS Royal Air Force (3 EFTS RAF)
Registration: R5062
C/n / msn: 82957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Watchfield
Destination airport:
Instructor F/Sgt Rudolf Tesárek died: pupil Sgt Jaroslav Hloužek uninjured. During a training flight Tesárek performed spin an airplane fitted bomb racks under the fuselage, which made the aircraft was unsuitable for aerobatics. At the last spin, the machine became uncontrollable. Hloužek managed to strain every effort to bail out, but not Tesárek, and he died on impact. He was buried 3.31 1941 at a military cemetery in Watchfield.


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Revision history:

24-Feb-2012 13:26 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Dec-2018 17:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
14-Aug-2020 09:28 T.T.Taylor Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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