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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196454
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:06-AUG-1940
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Aeronaútica Militar
Registration: 109
MSN: 3648
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Base Aérea Nº 1, Sintra, Sintra Municipality, -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Base Aérea Nº 1, Sintra, Portugal (LPST)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 3648 (Gipsy Major #80282) C of A 6159 issued 14.12.37 to Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronautico (OGMA) for Aeronaútica Militar (Portuguese AF).

Written off (destroyed) 6 August 1940 when crashed and burned at Base Aérea Nº 1, Sintra, Portugal. Student pilot Cabo José Augusto Torres Lopes killed. Aircraft destroyed by fire. According to a rough translation into English of the original Portugese blog (see link #3 & #4 for the original Portugese text):

"August 6, 1940
Lost in collision with the ground, in Sintra, the Tiger Moth with the registration of Military Aeronautics 109, killing Cadete Pilot student José Augusto Torres Lopes".

Sources:

1. Diário de Lisboa 6 August 1940, p4
2. Correo da Manha 6 August 1940, p5
3. https://acidentesaviacaomilitar.blogspot.com/search/label/DH-82A%20Tiger%20Moth
4. Newspaper cutting ref accident: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B9cWaPjxCBA/W36MQKHFeiI/AAAAAAAAD2w/5OokzmAPwjgeZm6c3J-5WZ4S7Mns3qYdwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170420_155205.jpg
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p036.html
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sintra_Air_Base

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jul-2017 20:12 TB Added
02-Jul-2017 11:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Sep-2018 19:24 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 11:10 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 02:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 03:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2021 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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