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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205544
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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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: BB739
MSN: 2264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Hatfield, Hertfordshire (EGTH)
Destination airport:RAF Hatfield, Hertfordshire (EGTH)
Built by the De Havilland Technical School at Hatfield in early 1937. (One of two DH.82 Tiger Moths built by the DH Technical School - the other was G-ADGO, c/n 2262). First registered (C of R 7712) on 2.3.37 as G-AEVB to the De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire. C of A 5803 issued 8.4.37.

Later (by June 1938) assigned to the De Havilland operated 1 E&RFTS (Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School). Upon the outbreak of war on 4.9.39. the reserve was mobilized, and the unit renamed 1 EFTS (1 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS)). Based at Hatfield (UK) in November 1940.

Civil registration G-AEVB cancelled 30.10.40 when impressed into military service as BB739, still with 1 EFTS. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11.9.41 when crashed on take off at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Engine failed on take-off and spun in; crashed/destroyed by fire at Hatfield. Pilot Under Training on first solo flight killed

Crew of Tiger Motrgh BB739:
LAC (Pilot U/T) Duncan COLQUHOUN (1078042) RAF- killed in service 11.9.41.

Tiger Moth BB739 formally Struck Off Charge as Cat.E(FA) on 18.9.41.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100-BZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1986 p 18)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/8970:


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Revision history:

02-Feb-2018 22:58 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
29-May-2019 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2021 20:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
09-Aug-2021 20:19 BlB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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