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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:4 AOS RAF
Registration: AW160
C/n / msn: 1094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF West Freugh, Wigtownshire, 5 miles SE of Stranraer -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF West Freugh, Stranraer (EGOY)
Destination airport:RAF West Freugh, Stranraer (EGOY)
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered as G-AAIE [C of R 2016] 6.29 to Northamptonshire Aero Club Ltd, Sywell. C of A 2056 issued 5.6.29. Badly damaged in crash into Rhyd Lyn Ddu Farmhouse when ran out of fuel on landing at Llandrindod Wells 27.8.32; pilot James & passenger unhurt. Registration cancelled 12.32. Registration G-AAIE restored [with C of R 4152] 1.33 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey; rebuilt and C of A renewed 17.2.33.

Registered [C of R 4208] 21.2.33 to Reginald P Opie, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. Sold 12.34 and re-registered [C of R 5664] 6.3.35 to Lady Alexander Rodger, Brooklands. Re-registered [CofR 6538] 27.11.35 to Portsmouth Aero Club Ltd, Portsmouth, Hampshire; fleet no. 4.

Stored 11.39 at National Garage, Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth. To EMA Garage, Grove Road, Southsea 6.40. Registrartion G-AAIE cancelled as sold 28.6.40.

Impressed into military service as AW160 30.6.40 and to 46 MU RAF Lossiemouth. To 4 B&GS RAF West Freugh 21.5.41; unit renamed 4 AOS 14.6.41. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when undercarriage collapsed on landing RAF West Freugh, Wigtownshire, 5 miles south east of Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway on 19.10.42; accident reportedly caused by the pilots parachute fouling the control column. Aircraft not repaired, struck off charge


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft AA100-AZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2000 page 143)
2. A Flying Life: An Enthusiast's Photographic Record of British Aviation in the 1930s By Richard Riding

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Revision history:

06-Nov-2017 20:57 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Dec-2018 22:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-May-2019 01:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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