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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206198
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:6 EFTS Royal Air Force (6 EFTS RAF)
Registration: AX785
MSN: 3794
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woodbury Farm, Tetworth, Everton, Bedfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sywell Airfield, Northamptonshire (ORM/EGBK)
Destination airport:
3794 (Gipsy Major #81492) Regd G-AFMD [CofR 8891] 6.12.38 to The Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd, t/a Liverpool & District Aero Club, Speke. CofA 6455 issued 6.12.38. CofA lapsed 5.12.39. Regn cld 22.7.40 as sold.

Impressed as AX785 28.7.40 & toc at 15 MU Wroughton 5.8.40. To RAF Wattisham 6.5.41. Major inspection; to Lundy & Atlantic Coast for repairs 14.10.41; to 10 MU Hullavington 23.11.41. To 6 EFTS Sywell 12.3.42.

Spun in from 300 ft during low aerobatics & crashed Woodbury Farm, Tetworth, Everton, Bedfordshire 30.11.42; pilot killed, other crew member survived with injuries.

Crew of Tiger Moth AX786:
Sgt (1385168) Andrew Christie (Instructor Pilot) RAFVR - killed on active service 30.11.42.
LAC W F Hill (Pupil Pilot u/t) RAFVR - survived injured

The reported crash location of Everton is a small rural village of about 200 dwellings (including outlying) and civil parish in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England about 9 miles (14 km) east of the county town of Bedford. Everton is 2 miles (3 km) north-east of Sandy, 16 miles (26 km) west of Cambridge and 43.5 miles (70 km) north of Central London. The location is sometimes known by the co-joined name of "Everton-cum-Tetworth", and straddles the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border





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Revision history:

15-Feb-2018 14:47 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 21:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
16-Aug-2021 03:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
16-Aug-2021 11:48 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Embed code, Narrative, Operator]
16-Aug-2021 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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