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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205185
Last updated: 4 December 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:The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-AELA
MSN: 3509
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Birney Hill Farm, Woolsington, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberlan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Destination airport:Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
First registered [C of R 7062] on 24.7.36 as G-AELA to The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd., Newcastle Municipal Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. C of A 5584 issued August 1936. Aircraft named "The Ringtonian", as it was owned (and piloted) by Samuel Smith, whose family owned the Ringtons Tea company of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (see link #6 for photo)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.3.37 when crashed on approach to Woolsington, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. Pilot/owner Samuel Smith walked away unhurt. Registration G-AELA cancelled by the Air Ministry later in March 1937 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

The reported crash location of Birney Hill Farm is a farm in Newcastle upon Tyne. Birney Hill Farm is situated west of Callerton Lane End, close to Birney Hill Windmill, at approximate coordinates 55 1' 15.9" north, 1 46' 16.2" west, four miles south west of Woolsington Airfield (the present day Newcastle Airport)

NOTE: Pilot/owner of Tiger Moth G-AELA was later killed, on 14.5.38, in the crash of Percival Vega Gull G-AFGU (see link #4). Having already crashed DH.60 Gypsy Moth G-EBYV on 30.6.36, and DH.82 Tiger Moth G-AELA on 6.3.37, that made three crashes in three years by the same pilot, but it was not to be "third time lucky" for him!




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Revision history:

28-Jan-2018 00:24 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Jul-2021 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
30-Jul-2021 16:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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