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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208449
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Time:16:20 LT
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: N6451
C/n / msn: 3781
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cobham Woods,near Gravesend, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Gravesend Airport, Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:
DH.82 Tiger Moth N6451, 20 E&RFTS, Gravesend Airport, Gravesend, Kent: Written off (destroyed) 12/5/39 in a midair collision with Tiger Moth N5487 during blind-flying practice, Cobham Woods, near Gravesend, Kent. One of the two crew of Tiger Moth N6451 was killed (as was one of the crew of Tiger Moth N5487):

Flying Officer Froude Ridler Matthews (aged 38) died 6.1.40 of injuries sustained
Midshipman (Air) Arthur Taylor injured

Collision took place at 800 feet.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)

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Revision history:

29-Mar-2018 20:16 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Mar-2018 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 15:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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