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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208452
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:05-JUL-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:11 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School Royal Air Force (11 E&RFTS RAF)
Registration: L6931
MSN: 3585
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Birnam, South of Dunkeld, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Perth/Scone Airfield, Perth, Perthshire (PSL/EGPT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN.3585 (Gipsy Major #8989): Taken on charge as L6931 at Airwork Ltd/11 E&RFTS Perth in 1937.

Written off (destroyed) when struck hill in bad weather at Birnam, South of Dunkeld, Perthshire 5.7.39 and destroyed by fire; the aircraft crashed during a thunderstorm with two other aircraft making forced landings. According to the 'Glasgow Courier' (6 July 1939) the aircraft was found on a hillside at Birnam, just south of Dunkeld. From the photo accompanying the report, there was a post impact fire. (Birnam is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Perth on the A9 road, the main tourist route through Perthshire)

Pilot John Allan Gardiner (RAFVR, from Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire) killed. Struck off charge 12.7.39

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. Alderley and Wilmslow Advertiser 7th July 1939
3. Glaasgow Herald 6th July 1939
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?15091-Tiger-Moth-L6931
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
7. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birnam,_Perth_and_Kinross

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2018 22:19 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Apr-2018 00:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
20-Nov-2018 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
01-Aug-2021 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
01-Aug-2021 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Aug-2021 08:46 THC Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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