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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145860
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:18-JUN-1937
Time:night
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-ADXW
MSN: 3439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lindridge Hall Farm, Lindridge Lane, Desford, Leicesterhire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 3439: First registered as G-ADXW to Reid & Sigrist Ltd on 9 December 1935. Operated from RAF Desford, Leciestershire under contract to the Air Ministry by 7 E&RFTS, RAF

Written off 28 June 1937 when crashed at Lindridge Hall Farm, Lindridge Lane, Desford, Leicestershire: pilot Robert Ian Alexander baled out when he lost control of the aircraft (pilot mistook noise of wing slots opening & closing in the stall as the aircraft breaking up!).

Registration G-ADXW cancelled 2 December 1937 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

NOTE: Some sources list this aircraft as "written off 12/37", but that refers to the date of the cancellation of the registration, and NOT to the date of the accident

Sources:

1. http://leicestershire-aviation.co.uk/aircraft-crashes-force-landings-in-leicestershire/
2. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADXW.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A8.html
4. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
5. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Desford#Flying_school

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2012 12:37 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Jan-2017 22:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2021 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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