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Last updated: 21 June 2019
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Date:12-JAN-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:12 EFTS RAF
Registration: G-ADWD
C/n / msn: 3447
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 6429) on 9.12.35 to Scottish Aviation Ltd., Prestwick, Ayrshire. C of A 5266 issued December 1935. G-ADWD was one of a batch of 16 DH.82 Tiger Moths (G-ADVX to G-ADWF, and G-ADWJ to G-ADWP) that were all registered to Scottish Aviation on this date. Operated by the Scottish College of Aviation Ltd., at Prestwick.

In 1936, this became 12 E&RFTS (Elementary Reserve & Flying Training School), which was operated by Scottish Aviation Ltd under contract to the Air Ministry. Upon the outbreak of war (3.9.39) the "Reserve" was mobilized, and the unit became 12 EFTS.

G-ADWD was requisitioned by the RAF, and should have been impressed into military service with a military serial (as were most of the 16 aircraft in the "G-AD.." registrations referred to above). However, before this could happen, G-ADWD was written off (damaged beyond repair) in a take off accident at RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire. As a result, the registration G-ADWD was cancelled on 12.1.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Note that the date of "12.1.40" is the date the registration was cancelled, and not necessarily the actual date of the accident

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADWD.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p034.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2018 20:10 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Oct-2018 13:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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