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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20020
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:02-MAR-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth I
Owner/operator:15 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 EFTS RAF)
Registration: L6949
MSN: 3575
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Solway Sands, off Maryport, Cumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kingsdown, Carlisle, Cumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 3575 (Gipsy Major #80026): Taken on charge as L6949 at the Scottish Aviation Ltd operated 12 E&RFTS at Prestwick, 1937. Unit renamed 12 EFTS upon the outbreak of war 3.9.39. To 20 EFTS RAF Yeadon, West Yorkshire 18.5.41. To 15 EFTS RAF Kingsdown, Carlisle, Cumberland 17.2.42

Written off (destroyed) when dived into the ground at Solway Sands, off Maryport, Cumberland, avoiding collision with a Hawker Hurricane. L6949 was being flown by a Pilot Officer E.H. Lawrence and Sergeant D.K. Measures, both recorded as uninjured.

Sources:

1. RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7978-430302-Unaccounted-airmen-2-3-1943&p=46137#post46137
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2008 05:18 JINX Added
01-Jun-2012 17:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2013 03:56 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 06:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Aug-2021 16:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
17-Aug-2021 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Aug-2021 20:21 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
20-Aug-2021 17:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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