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Date:11-MAR-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:2 EFTS Royal Air Force (2 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ACBC
MSN: 3154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sheppardine, near Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire (FZO/EGTG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The first batch of civil Tiger Moths (apart from a few "one offs") were seven aircraft, registered G-ACBA to G-ACBG, and in black and orange livery, which were used at the Filton Reserve School from January 1933 onwards. The School was operated under contract to the Air Ministry by The Bristol Aeroplane Co, and included G-ACBC (c/no. 3154) which was registered to The Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd [C of R 4045] 20.12.32 ; operated by Bristol Reserve School, Filton. C of A 3762 issued 9.2.33. Unit re-designated 2 ERFTS in 1935; became 2 EFTS after the outbreak of war on 3.9.39.

G-ACBA was written off (damaged beyond repair) when it stalled and crashed into the banks of the River Severn at Sheppardine, Gloucestershire, on 11/3/1940. (At approximate co-ordinates 5139′ 0″N, 233′ 0″W). The two crew appear to have survived unhurt.

The registration G-ACBC was cancelled on 11.4.40 on grounds of "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

The reported crash location of Shepperdine is a small village in the parish of Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire, England, with a border with Stroud District. The land lies wholly on the flood plain of the River Severn.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
2. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ACBC.pdf
3. 2 EFTS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1.4.23 to 30.9.47: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/615/2 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7160927
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepperdine
5. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
7. https://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2012 15:36 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Nov-2016 01:10 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2021 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
04-Aug-2021 17:17 MamaMia Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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