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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203971
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:27-AUG-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:1 EFTS Royal Air Force (1 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ADHX
C/n / msn: 3377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire
Narrative:
First civil registered (C of R 5902) on 13.9.35 as G-ADHX to the De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Hatfield, Herfordshire (aircraft based at White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire) C of A 5013 issued August 1935. Later to Brooklands Aviation Ltd., Sywell, Northamptonshire. Operated by 1 E&RFTS, RAF later (from 4.9.39 re-named 1 EFTS, RAF)

Written off 27.8.40 when crashed after overshooting on landing at Sywell, Northamptonshire. Registration G-ADHX cancelled by the Air Ministry 27.9.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl" from use of aircraft. G-ADHX was about to be impressed into military service on or about 20.10.40 as BB793, but crashed before this could happen - hence the serial BB793 was allocated but never taken up.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100-BZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1986 p 18)
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADHX.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p033.html
6. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/White-Waltham


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2018 17:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
30-May-2019 00:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2019 16:19 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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