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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66548
Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Date:28-JUL-1963
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:Vendair (London) Ltd
Registration: G-APIP
C/n / msn: 83555
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colliers Wood, Hayes Common, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Tiger Moth T5843: First civil registered (C of R R6223/1) on 9 December 1957 as G-APIP to Vendair (London) Ltd., Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey. Owners address amended to Biggin Hill on 27 August 1959 (presumably due to the closure of Croydon Airport).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 28 July 1963; the pilot of G-APIP was practising stalls and recoveries over Hayes Common, due north of Biggin Hill. He had made two such stalls, and successfully recovered from them, before attempting a stall turn. From this he did not recover, either successfully or at all. The Tiger Moth went into a spin and crashed in Colliers Wood on Hayes Common. Interestingly, photographs of G-APIP show it with anti-spin strakes installed. If they were in place on 28 July 1963, they didn't do the pilot much good! However he and his passenger survived the crash. The Tiger Moth did not.

Registration G-APIP formally cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 3/12/1963 as "aircraft destroyed"

Sources:

1. Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1963 / CAA
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APIP.pdf
3. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p835.htm
4. https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-aviation/89780-tiger-moths-banner-towing
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1959/1959
6. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/CollierMaurice/5585L.jpg
7. G-APIP at Biggin Hill 1962: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/113603/G-APIP
8. G-APIP at Biggin Hill May 1963: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1385408
9. http://www.ukserials.com/losses_civil.htm
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayes_Common


Images:

Photo of G-APIP courtesy AirHistory.net


Biggin Hill (EGKB / BQH)
1962; (c) Jerry Hughes

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jul-2009 01:28 VHKDK Added
05-Jan-2012 15:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2012 14:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2015 17:01 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2020 19:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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