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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243383
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Date:03-JAN-1946
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:16 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (16 EFTS RAF)
Registration: DE371
C/n / msn: 85393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shottle, 3 miles south of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Burnaston, Derbyshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth DE371: Sole RAF service was with 16 EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School), RAF from delivery in 1942. 16 EFTS were based at RAF Burnaston, near Derby

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/1/1946: The pilot decided to make a precautionary landing at Shottle, Derbyshire, but in doing so, the aircraft overshot the selected landing field, and was damaged beyond repair when overturned on landing. No reported casualties

Note that several sources give the crash location of "Shoale, Derbyshire"; there is no such location. The probable location of this incident was Shottle, a village approximately 3 miles south of the market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, at approximate coordinates 53.044N 1.537W. Shottle is also approximately 15 miles north of Burnaston, Derbyshire, where Tiger Moth DE371 took off

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft DA100-DZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1987 p 13)
2. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p853.html
5. https://www.paradata.org.uk/article/no-16-elementary-flying-training-school-efts-raf-burnaston
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/EFTS.html
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shottle


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2020 23:05 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Sep-2020 09:47 harry Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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