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Date:09-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Universal Flying Services Ltd
Registration: G-AHUT
C/n / msn: 85506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dyeford, near Woking, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey (EGTF)
Destination airport:Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey (EGTF)
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Tiger Moth DE526. Known RAF career was successively with 652 Squadron, 316 Squadron, 306 Squadron, 9 RFS (Reserve Flying School) 16 RFS, 5 RFS and lastly 63 Group Communications Flight.

First civilian registered (C of R 10364/1) on 19/6/46 as G-AHUT to Air Training (Oxford) Ltd., Kidlington Aerodrome, Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

Sold on and re-registered (with new C of R R1732/1) at an unknown/unrecorded date to Universal Flying Services Ltd., Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9/1/55 when crashed at Dyeford, near Woking, Surrey. Registration G-AHUT cancelled 22/2/55 as "destroyed"

However, this Tiger Moth "refused to lie down and die"! The wreckage was rebuilt and registered in West Germany as D-EDIS (according to one source - see link #1 - from 6/7/55). It was later sold to the United States, and re-registered there as N38013 between 29/12/72 and 15/5/73. It is worth noting that the FAA records give the build date of this Tiger Moth as "1972" [sic]...which leaves one to wonder just how much of the original airframe remained! Registered owner was Lee C Hoffecker, Bear City, Delaware, USA

On 4/6/75 it was re-registered in Denmark as OY-DVP with Dansk Veteranflysamling, being finally written off (damaged beyond repair) on 16/5/80 at Helberskov, Hadsund, Denmark. Engine failure after take-off. Stalled and crashed. Registration OY-DVS cancelled 3/1/85. The damaged aircraft was still in existence in August 2004 in Denmark, so perhaps this Tiger Moth will one day fly again.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft DA100-DZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1987 p.14)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p855.html
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AHUT.pdf
4. https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=38013
5. G-AHUT as OY-DVS between 21/6/75 and August 2004: http://www.oy-reg.dk/register/2320.html
6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/egcb_egcc/16184480390
7. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15906.0
8. https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/D-EDIS.html
9. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/OY-DVP
10. https://www.danishaircraft.dk/show/OY-DVP


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2020 20:02 Dr. John Smith Added
03-May-2020 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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