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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143963
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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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: N9316
MSN: 82403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kelmscott, Oxfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Watchfield, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth MSN 82403 (Gipsy Major #82123); Taken on charge as N9316 at 20 MU RAF Aston Down, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 7.10.39. To 3 EFTS Watchfield 18.9.40.

Stalled & crashed Kelmscott, near Lechlade 23.6.41 avoiding another aircraft; pilot, LAC (Pfc) Jan Riha, injured in the crash. At low training flight in turn, lost speed and crashed in a spin. The aircraft was destroyed and written off, the pilot was taken to hospital in Stratton.

Tiger Moth N9316 was salvaged to DH Witney 25.6.41 but not repaired and struck off charge 27.6.41 as Cat.E(FA).

Kelmscott is a village and civil parish on the River Thames in West Oxfordshire, about 2 miles (3 km) east of Lechlade in neighbouring Gloucestershire.


3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/7102:


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Revision history:

24-Feb-2012 13:48 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Aug-2013 06:33 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 19:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Aug-2021 20:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
07-Aug-2021 20:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
07-Aug-2021 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Aug-2021 21:11 Bl-Be Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Operator]

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