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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203971
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:27-AUG-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:1 EFTS Royal Air Force (1 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-ADHX
MSN: 3377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire (EGBK)
Destination airport:RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire (EGBK)
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth MSN 3377 (Gipsy Major #8245): Registered as G-ADHX [C of R 5902] 8.8.35 to The de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd. Not delivered and registered [C of R 6286] 11.9.35 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd and operated by 6 E&RFTS Sywell. C of A 5013 issued 12.9.35. Unit renamed 6 EFTS after outbreak of war on 3.9.39.

Written off 27.8.40 when crashed after overshooting on landing at Sywell, Northamptonshire. Aircraft was destroyed by fire, but both crew appear to have escaped unhurt. Registration G-ADHX cancelled by the Air Ministry 27.9.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use" of aircraft. G-ADHX was about to be impressed into military service on or about 30.10.40 as BB793, but crashed before this could happen - hence the serial BB793 was allocated but never taken up.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft BA100-BZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1986 p 18)
2. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADHX.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p033.html
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2018 17:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
30-May-2019 00:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2019 16:19 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2021 17:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
04-Aug-2021 17:20 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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