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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62744
Last updated: 16 December 2020
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Date:06-OCT-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Cavella Flying Group
Registration: G-APRX
C/n / msn: 85302
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Compton Abbas, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Thruxton, Hampshire (EGHO)
Destination airport:Compton Abbas, Dorset (EGHA)
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Tiger Moth DE256, delivered 10.1.42. Struck off charge 24.10.53 when sold to W.A.Rollason, Croydon. Not converted for civil use immediately, and stored at Croydon until first civil registered as G-APRX 16.1.59.

Sold on and re-registered five times between 1959 and 1968; last owners Cavella Flying Group, Thruxton, from 4.1.68. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.10.68, when crashed at Compton Abbas, Dorset.

Wreckage recovered to owners hangar at Thruxton by 1.11.68. Removed from Thruxton to Slingsby Aircraft at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire for use as a film prop in the BBC Drama Series "Cold Comfort Farm". Registration G-APRX cancelled as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use" 19.12.68 (presumably retrospectively, as the CAA records note "notified 15.7.69.")

NOTE: Some sources state the the remains of G-APRX were destroyed in the fire which raged through the Slingsby Sailplane works at Kirkbymoorside on 18.11.68.

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APRX-2.pdf
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1421301/
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p853.html
4. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Comfort_Farm#Adaptations


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-May-2014 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Dec-2014 00:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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