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Date:25-JUN-1938
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 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School Royal Air Force (12 E&RFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ADXZ
C/n / msn: 3475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Humeston Hill, Carrick Hills, near Croy, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 6521) on 9.12.35 to Scottish Aviation Ltd., Prestwick, Ayrshire. C of A 5276 issued December 1935. 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.

G-ADXZ was written off (destroyed) on 25.6.38 when it crashed on Humeston Hill, Carrick Hills, near Croy, Ayrshire. The pilot, Sgt Thomas Murray Heron, was killed. According to a contemporary official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 7 1938 page 21 - see link #6)

FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. Thomas Murray Heron lost his life in an accident which occurred at Croy, Ayrshire, on June 25 to an aircraft of No. 12 Elementary and Reserve F.T.S. Sgt. Thomas Murray Heron was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft"

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
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1938/1938%20-%201967.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jan-2018 12:50 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Mar-2018 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 13:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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