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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145843
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:15-FEB-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:1 ACU RNZAF
Registration: NZ658
MSN: 83460
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Seletar -   Singapore
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Seletar, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth MSN 83460 (Gipsy Major #83167): Ordered for RAF T5751 and built by DH in the UK, but shipped direct to New Zealand on SS 'Wairangi' 23.6.40. Taken on charge as NZ658 at Rongotai 29.8.40. To
Singapore 13.8.41 [shipped on the s.s 'Nabada'] with No 1 Aerodrome Construction Squadron for use by Squadron Leader E.C. Smart; not used and stored Seletar.

Transferred to RAF charge at Seletar [late 1941]. Abandoned at RAF Seletar, Singapore during "The Fall Of Singapore" (which took place betwen 7.2.42 and 15.2.42) and possibly destroyed at Seletar or Tengah after the Japanese occupation.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p834.html
3. https://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/75794
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore#Fall_of_Singapore

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2012 17:24 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jan-2013 13:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Sep-2013 06:57 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
04-Feb-2019 15:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Aug-2021 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
11-Aug-2021 22:23 SD Updated [Time, Operator, Operator]

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