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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204232
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:26-SEP-1939
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:10 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (10 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ADOA
C/n / msn: 3421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manton Down, near Marlborough, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Yatesbury, Wiltshire
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 6185) on 4.10.35 as G-ADOA to the Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd., Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. C of A 5149 issued October 1935. Operated by the Bristol Aeroplane-run 10 E&RFTS (Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School) which was based at Filton, Bristol and Yatesbury, Wiltshire. Name amended to 10 EFTS from 4.9.39 after outbreak of war. This Tiger Moth retained its civilian registration throughout its life, and was never impressed into military service with an RAF serial.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26.9.39 when crashed at Manton Down, near Marlborough, Wiltshire.The pilot under training, at the time of the accident, was Peter Basil Trier. He escaped with injuries. There is no record of the name of instructor. (Pupil pilot under instruction, Peter Basil Trier, born Hungerford 1918, survived this crash, survived WWII, lived until 1998, and died in Newbury, Berkshire aged 80)

Registration G-ADOA belatedly cancelled post-war - on 8.11.45 - as a result of the Air Ministry's 1945 census into the continued survival (or not) of all pre-war civil registered aircraft.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADOA.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1033920
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?24002-Tiger-Moth-G-ADOA-26-September-1939
6. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=16669.0
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p034.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manton,_Wiltshire


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2018 14:37 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Nov-2018 19:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Mar-2020 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 10:06 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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