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Date:31-AUG-1940
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:14 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (14 EFTS RAF)
Registration: K4248
C/n / msn: 3244
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Elmdon, Brimingham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Elmdon, Birmingham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered to 20 ERFTS 4.10.37. 20 ERFTS commenced operations on 1st October 1937 after receiving its first three Tiger Moths the previous day (K4254, K4283 and K4287). Three more Tigers arrived on the 4th October (K4248, K4251 and K4272). To 14 EFTS 15.10.39. Written off (damaged beyond repair) in a Heavy landing RAF Elmdon, Birmingham. The crew involved have not been identified' however, Tiger Moth K4248 was flown seven times in ten days (between 10 and 20.8.40) by Flight Lt. G.A.F. Buchanan DFC

31.8.40; to Taylorcraft at Rearsby, Leicestershire for repairs 27.9.40 but repaired not proceeded with and instead Struck Off Charge 22.11.40.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1940.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-May-2019 23:50 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 12:22 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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