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Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:29-MAY-1937
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:Reid & Sigrist Ltd
Registration: G-AECG
MSN: 3488
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Desford, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 6724] on 21.2.36 as G-AECG to Reid & Sigrist Ltd., New Malden, Surrey (aircraft based at Desford, Leicestershire). One of a batch of four Tiger Moths (G-AECG to G-AECJ) all registered to Reid & Sigrist on this date. C of A 5332 issued February 1936. Operated under Air Ministry contract to 7 E&RFTS, RAF at RAF Desford, Liecestershre

Written off 29.5.37 when crashed on landing at RAF Desford, Leicestershire; aircraft caught fire and was destroyed by fire (burnt out). Registration G-AECG cancelled 1.12.37 due to "destruction of aircraft or permanently withdrawn from use"

NOTE: Several sources quote G-AECG as "written off 1.12.37". However, this refers to the date that the registration was cancelled, and not the actual date of the accident. Some published sources also give the date of the incident as 29.3.37.

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AECG.pdf
2. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A8.html
4. http://leicestershire-aviation.co.uk/aircraft-crashes-force-landings-in-leicestershire/
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p034.html
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Desford#Flying_school

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2012 12:27 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jan-2018 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2018 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Jul-2021 22:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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