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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221914
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:08-MAY-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:Kuala Lumpur Flying Club
Registration: VR-RAN
C/n / msn: 3591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Genting Peras, central Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Destination airport:Seremban, Malaya
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth. First registered as VR-RAN, Kuala Lumpur Flying Club on 22.4.37. Written off (destroyed) 8.5.39 when caught in a storm, crashed and burnt out in jungle area, near Genting Peras, central Malaya. Pilot - Ernest Littleton Hay (aged 36) - was killed. The search was originally called off on 11.5.39, (see link #5) but presumably restarted, and the body of the pilot recovered, as his funeral was held on 19.5.39 (see link #6)

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
4. Morning Tribune, 10 May 1939, Page 2: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/morningtribune19390510-1.2.12
5. Morning Tribune, 12 May 1939, Page 2: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/morningtribune19390512-1.2.9
6. Funeral Of Mr. E. L. Hay - Morning Tribune, 20 May 1939, Page 2: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/morningtribune19390520-1.2.8


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16-Feb-2019 22:11 Dr. John Smith Added

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