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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:The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd
Registration: G-ABYJ
MSN: 3137
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winkfield, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Destination airport:RAF White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Tiger Moth MSN 3137 (Gipsy Major #5003): Registered G-ABYJ [CofR 3848] 14.7.32 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. (Ait Ministry regsitration document states "Stag Lane, Edgware") CofA 3538 issued 22.7.32. Retained by DeHavilland for use as a sales and demonstration aircraft. To Portugal for evaluation/demonstrations September/October 1932; flown by Christopher Clarkson.

Upon return to Hatfield, operated by 1 E&RFTS/DH Reserve School. Damaged when stalled on landing 17.6.35; repaired. Operated by 13 E&RFTS White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire c.10.35 after repairs.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Winkfield, Berkshire, 13.7.36 while attempting to land at RAF White Waltham; pupil pilot C.J.P. Gordon survived with injuries.

Registration G-ABYJ cancelled by the Air Ministry in January 1937 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

However, DeHavilland records say “Written Off - see 3514” which would imply it was rebuilt as G-AEMF (MSN 3514). G-AEMF was written off in a separate, later crash at Lotham Hall, near Maxey, Lincolnshire on 12.4.41 (which see)




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Revision history:

25-Apr-2012 14:27 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Jan-2017 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2017 17:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2021 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
30-Jul-2021 16:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Jul-2021 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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