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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 105801
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:10-JUL-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:Service Division, Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (FAU)
Registration: 18
MSN: 3620
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Durazno Aerodrome, Santa Bernardina -   Uruguay
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Durazno Aerodrome, Santa Bernardina
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Tiger Moth MSN 3620 (Gipsy Major #80188): C of A 6055 issued 22.9.37 to Uruguayan Ministry of War as 18. Delivered to Montevideo 10.37 (by sea, crated). Erected and reflown 19.11.37; assigned to Service Division, Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (FAU)

Written off (destroyed) when crashed Durazno Aerodrome 10.7.39; both crew on board - 2nd Lt Juan Carvalho & Americo Mendez (of Air France) - killed.

The crash location has grown over the years to become Santa Bernardina International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Santa Bernardina) (DZO/SUDU) a military and general aviation airport serving Durazno, capital of the Durazno Department of Uruguay. The facilities are shared with the Parallada Air Base of the Uruguayan Air Force. The airport is 3 kilometres (2 miles) across the Yí River, northeast from downtown Durazno

Sources:

1. http://www.pilotoviejo.com/htm09.htm
2. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/18551/?page=2
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Bernardina_International_Airport

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2012 09:58 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2012 10:30 TB Updated [Operator]
21-Oct-2013 16:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2016 20:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2021 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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