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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Bristol Aeroplane Company
Registration: G-ACBE
C/n / msn: 3156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nibley, Yate, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
The first batch of civil Tiger Moths (apart from a few "one offs") were a batch of seven aircraft, registered G-ACBA to G-ACBG, and in black and orange livery, which were used at the Filton Reserve School from 1933 onwards. The School was operated under contract to the Air Ministry by The Bristol Aeroplane Co, and included G-ACBE (c/no. 3156) which was registered to the Bristol Aeroplane Co (C of R 4047) on 20.12.32.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25.6.34: Collided with Tiger Moth G-ACBE also of the Filton Reserve School over Nibley, Yate, Gloucestershire. Both crew of G-ACBE - Flying Officer John Macphee Darroch (aged 37) and Flying Officer Cyril Raymond Lawence Shaw (aged 34) - were killed. One of the crew of Tiger Moth G-ACBB was also killed, and the other bailed out and survived.

Registration G-ACBE cancelled by the Air Ministry 8.1.35 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"


1. El Tiempo 26 June 1934, page 13

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Revision history:

25-Jul-2010 03:06 Alpine Flight Added
19-Aug-2010 13:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Aug-2010 04:10 TB Updated [Operator]
20-Nov-2012 04:48 TB Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 20:42 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2014 09:45 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
02-Aug-2016 12:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn]
02-Aug-2016 12:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Dec-2017 02:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2020 17:58 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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