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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215032
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Aeronáutica Militar
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Braga Airport, Palmeira, 2 miles north northwest of Braga -   Portugal
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Braga Airport, Palmeira, Portugal (BGZ/LPBR)
Destination airport:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth: Written off (destroyed) 24 June 1934 when crashed at Braga Airport, Palmeira, 2 miles north northwest of Braga, Portugal, during aerobatics on Rallye Aero. Pilot killed. According to a rough translation into English of the original Portugese blog (see link #5 for ther original Portugese text):

"June 24, 1934
A Tiger Moth, manned by Lieutenant Aviator José Maria Soares de Melo Rodrigues, collides with the ground in Braga, who loses his life in the accident."

Exact aircraft not yet identified, but believed to be one of the ten supplied to Ministry of War, Lisbon, Portugal. Thence to Aeronáutica Militar in January 1933 with serials 120 to 130 [MSN 3212 to 3221]


1. Diário de Lisboa 24 June 1934, p8 (2°edição)
6. Newspaper cutting ref accident:


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Revision history:

03-Sep-2018 18:35 TB Added
05-Sep-2018 20:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
27-May-2021 01:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 02:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 02:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
25-Jul-2021 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative, Category]

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