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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208443
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:25-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:20 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School Royal Air Force (20 E&RFTS RAF)
Registration: K4287
C/n / msn: 3283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rowhill Woods, Wilmington, near Dartford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Gravesend Airport, Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.82 Tiger Moth K4287, 20 E&RFTS, RAF Gravesend: Written off (destroyed) 25/6/39 when spun into the ground during aerobatics, and crashed at Rowhill Woods, Wilmington, near Dartford, Kent (at approximate co ordinates 51.4201N,0.1932W). Pilot - Sgt John Elevys Morgan (RAFVR, aged 21) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 6, 1939 page 7 - see link #3)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. John Elevys Morgan (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred near Dartford on June 25 to an aircraft of No. 20 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Gravesend".

20 E&RFTS came into being on 1/10/37 after receiving its first three Tiger Moths the previous day (K4254, K4283 and K4287).

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 32)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939-1-%20-%200033.PDF
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
5. https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/rowhill-wood-dartford


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2018 20:01 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Nov-2018 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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