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Date:27-JUN-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:Newcastle-upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-AFSK
C/n / msn: 82140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wooperton, Eglingham, 6 miles SSE of Wooler, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Newcastle Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (NCL/EGNT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 9072] on 20.4.39 as G-AFSK to The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd., Newcastle Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. (One of a batch of eight DH.82A Tiger Moths, G-AFSG to G-AFSN inclusive, that were all registered on the same date - 20.4.39 - to The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd). C of A 6546 issued April 1939

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27.6.39 when crashed into high ground at Wooperton, Eglingham, 6 miles South South East of Wooler, Northumberland. Pilot, Frederick Geoffrey Harrison Wall (aged 29) was killed

Registration G-AFSK belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry post war, on 1.12.46, due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft". A note on the aircraft's record card states "(Census 1946)"; which indicates that the Air Ministry were only made aware of the demise of G-AFSK after a return from the last registered owners, in response to the Air Ministry's 1946 census into the existence (or not) of all UK-registered pre-war civil aircraft

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFSG.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p820.html
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2018 21:52 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Feb-2018 15:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Feb-2018 15:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Mar-2018 20:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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