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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202932
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:25-FEB-1938
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:13 E&RFTS RAF
Registration: G-ACDH
MSN: 3181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Weir Bank, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Destination airport:RAF White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth MSN.3181 (Gipsy Major #5115): Registered as G-ACDH [C of R 4143] 6.2.33 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Hatfield. C of A 3819 issued 20.3.33. Operated by DeHavilland School of Flying; later 1 E&RFTS, Hatfield; later to 13 E&RFTS White Waltham. Damaged when overturned 3.9.36; repair completed 16.10.36.

Written off (destroyed) when crashed/destroyed by fire at Weir Bank, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Maidenhead (Herbert Oppenheimer’s residence) adjacent to the Thames at Bray near White Waltham, Berkshire 25.2.38 when starboard wings broke off during aerobatics; pilot William Arthur Coote Mulloy parachuted to safety. Registration G-ACDH cancelled 2.7.38 as "withdrawn from use".

Note that several published sources quote that date of the accident as "2.7.38". However, as can be seen from the above, that was the date that the regsitration was cancelled. The actual flying accident that resulted in the destruction of Tiger Moth G-ACDH was 25.2.38, several months earlier.

Sources:

1. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ACDH.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p031.html
5. https://air-britain.freeforums.net/post/1067
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2017 22:22 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Aug-2021 16:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
01-Aug-2021 16:57 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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