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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
Owner/operator:Norman Herbert Jones
Registration: G-AODS
C/n / msn: 82942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sherburn in Elmet, 2 miles E of Selby, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet (EGCJ)
Destination airport:
Ex-RAF Tiger Moth R5041: This aircraft was flown from RAF Uetersen between 18th May 1951 and 7th November 1952 by Sqn Ldr B A 'Jimmy'James (1915-2008) who was a survivor of 'The Great Escape'. First UK civil registered as G-AODJ 4/8/1955

Extensively damaged on landing at Sherburn on 5/7/1970, whilst taking part in the airshow there on that date. Per an eyewitness report from Yorkshire Air News (July 1970): "The flour bombing event also proved to be very exciting, although it was marred by the sudden appearance of Ted Dawson in his Falco G-AVUJ with part of his starboard wing and aileron-missing.

Further tragedy struck during this event, when Mr. Slater and hiS passenger in the Tiger Club Tiger Moth G-AODS stalled and crashed. Although the aircraft is a write off, both Mr. Slater and his passenger were only slightly injured...."

However, the registration G-AODS was only cancelled almost three years later, on 14/3/1973 as "P.W.F.U." ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")


2. Yorkshire Air News July 1970:

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Revision history:

10-Aug-2015 12:58 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Aug-2015 12:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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