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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155875
Last updated: 3 October 2020
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Date:10-DEC-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Luchenza Flying Club
Registration: 7Q-YCA
C/n / msn: 87427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Luchenza Flying Club -   Malawi
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Luchenza Flying Club
Destination airport:Luchenza Flying Club
Narrative:
The Tiger Moth had been fully restored to flying condition. It was taken up for official test flight with Dr Jack Harvey as pilot and the official examiner in the rear cockpit. The aircraft passed the test. Later the flight examiner asked Dr Harvey (an ex-spitfire pilot) to take him up for some aerobatics. On final approach the aircraft spun into the ground near the flying-club hangers. An engine fire broke out but was quickly extinguished by the ground crew. Dr. Harvey was killed and the passenger seriously injured. He later died form his injuries.

Sources:

Dr. Harvey is my father. That is how I know what happened.
Civil Aircraft Registers of Africa
Air Britain
William B Weaver (Vic Weaver)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-May-2013 23:44 sosco22 Added
20-Jan-2019 11:49 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
04-Jun-2019 14:28 william b weaver Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2019 14:28 harro Updated [Operator, Other fatalities]

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