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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66073
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1963
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:Westwick Distributors Ltd
Registration: G-APFS
C/n / msn: 3741
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashmore Hall Farm, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Ludham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The airoraft was making a low-level run across a field to indicate to the ground marker man the direction of the intended spraying runs. Half way across the field the pilot sighted a line of telephone wires which had not been noticed during the previous ground and in-flight inspections. He took evasive action to fly under the wires but a wingtip struck the ground and the aircraft turned over.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APFS-2.pdf
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1058618/
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p037.htm
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jul-2009 23:28 VHKDK Added
18-Mar-2012 18:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2012 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Departure airport]
04-Jun-2012 13:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
27-May-2015 16:05 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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