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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205031
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:7 EFTS Royal Air Force (7 EFTS RAF)
Registration: G-AEID
MSN: 3498
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Desford, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth MSN 3498 (Gipsy Major #8288) Registered as G-AEID [C of R 6986] 11.5.36 to Reid & Sigrist Ltd., New Malden, Surrey, and operated by 7 E&RFTS Desford. Leicestershire. C of A 5491 issued 1.7.36. Unit renamed 7 EFTS after outbreak of war on 3.9.39.

Written off 27.9.40 when crashed into a tree on landing at RAF Desford, Leicestershire. Registration G-AEID belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry post war, on 9.11.45, due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl form use of aircraft". A note on the aircraft's record card states "(Census 1945)"; which indicates that the Air Ministry were only made aware of the demise of G-AEID, some five years later, after a return from the last registered owners, in response to the Air Ministry's 1945 census into the existence (or not) of all UK-registered pre-war civil aircraft




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Revision history:

24-Jan-2018 22:05 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
04-Aug-2021 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative, Category]
04-Aug-2021 22:03 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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