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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:The Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd
Registration: G-AELD
MSN: 3512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Talacre Beach, near Prestatyn, Flintshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Talacre Beach, Prestatyn, Flintshire
Destination airport:Liverpool (Speke) Airport, Liverpool [EGGP]
First registered {C of R 7085] on 21.7.36 as G-AELD to The Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd, Liverpool (aircraft based at Liverpool (Speke) Airport, Liverpool). One of three DH.82 Tiger Moths (G-AELB/G-AELC/G-AELD) all registered on the same day to The Merseyside Aero & Sports Co Ltd, at Speke. C of A 5594 issued 19.8.36.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11.4.37 when crashed onto a beach and caught fire, at Talacre Beach, near Prestatyn, Flintshire. Passenger, Frank Blenkin (aged 19) was killed, and pilot James Donald Greenhaigh was seriously injured. Some published sources state that G-AELD was involved in giving "joy rides" (or "air experience flights") from an improvised airstrip on Talacre Beach.

Registration G-AELD cancelled by the Air Ministry 11.4.37 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"


1. A Flying Life: An Enthusiast's Photographic Record of British Aviation By Richard Riding


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Revision history:

28-Jan-2018 01:02 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Jan-2018 01:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase]
30-Jul-2021 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]

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