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Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:24-APR-1939
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:Aeronaútica Militar
Registration: 122
MSN: 3221
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gonçalves Lobato Airport, Viseu, Centro Region -   Portugal
Phase: Take off
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Gonçalves Lobato Airport, Viseau, Centro Region, Portugal (VSE/LPVZ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth "122" of Aeronaútica Militar: Written off (destroyed) 24 April 1939 when crashed at Viseu, Centro Region. Aircraft caught fire on impact with the ground, and was burnt out. Both persons on board were killed. According to a rough translation into English of the original Portugese blog (see link #3 for ther original Portugese text):

"April 24, 1939
In an accident in Viseu, the Tiger Moth 122 of the Military Aeronautics is destroyed, the pilot Sergeant Abílio Alberto Maia and the civilian Henrique Mourato Vermelho dying. This plane was abused by the injured pilot after he made a repair of the airplane, without the legitimate pilot having authorized the flight".

Sources:

1. Folha da Noite 25 April 1939, p1
2. Diário de Lisboa 25 April 1939, p4
3. https://acidentesaviacaomilitar.blogspot.com/search/label/DH-82A%20Tiger%20Moth
4. Newspaper cutting ref accident: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vsjlP2zKCNc/W4VLDC6NqCI/AAAAAAAAEHI/VfS_kIU-KdcLZ21RMnV8EE85ZummlLGcwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180828_141448_resized_20180828_021502808.jpg
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viseu
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viseu_Airport

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2015 14:46 TB Added
16-Jan-2017 15:53 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2017 19:59 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 02:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2021 17:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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