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Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Whitsunday Tiger Moth Adventures
Registration: VH-ARU
C/n / msn: DHA-256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Shute Harbour -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Shute Harbour (YSHR)
Destination airport:Shute Harbour (YSHR)
VH-ARU was originally built for the RAAF as A17-237 and was first civil registered in May 1946. Once owned by Airlines (WA) Ltd, this Tiger Moth had crashed while crop-spraying near Wongan Hills WA on 1 August 1960 and its wreck had been on slow rebuild with different owners since then.

In 2006 the Tiger was acquired by Peter Hearnshaw of Tiger Moth Adventures Pty Ltd of Airlie Beach, Qld where the old lady is now currently employed in taking tourists on scenic and aerobatic flights over the Whitsunday Passage.

Substantially damaged 1 December 2008 when the aircraft taxied into a drain at Shute Harbour after landing.


1. The Moth, Enterprise # 145

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Revision history:

23-Apr-2010 10:03 Petro Added
09-Apr-2014 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2016 18:48 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]

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