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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74054
Last updated: 17 January 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
Registration: G-ANFV
C/n / msn: 85904
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Shempston Farm Strip, Duffus, near Elgin, Moray -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Perth/Scone Airfeld, Scotland (EGPT/PSL)
Destination airport:Shempston Farm Strip, Duffus, near Elgin, Moray
Investigating agency: AAIB
The pilot was returning to Shempston farm strip from Perth following an uneventful flight. The tower at RAF Lossiemouth, which is located less than half a mile from the farm strip, reported the wind direction and speed as 130/16 kt. The pilot therefore planned his approach to land on Runway 07, the shorter of two runways at the farm. However, he also observed the windsock on the western end of RAF Lossiemouth was frequently indicating a more easterly wind direction. He continued the approach at an indicated airspeed of 60 kt, flaring the aircraft at between 6 and 8 ft and closing the throttle. The aircraft responded normally. However, before touching down the pilot reported that the aircraft experienced a sudden downdraft and contacted the runway heavily in a slightly left wing low attitude. Despite damage the aircraft continued the landing roll before coming to rest. Both occupants exited the aircraft without difficulty and were uninjured.


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
3. The Moth, Enterprise # 143

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-ANFV courtesy

Duffus - Shempston Farm
3 August 2012; (c) Joop de Groot

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Revision history:

23-Apr-2010 22:40 Petro Added
24-Feb-2012 15:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2012 13:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
19-Oct-2012 13:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
24-Oct-2016 16:22 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Source]

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