Fuel exhaustion Incident de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth VT-CMX,
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Bombay Flying Club
Registration: VT-CMX
MSN: DHA.222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Piploda, Nagar Parishad, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bombay Airport, Bombay (Mumbai), India (VABB)
Destination airport:Baroda Airport, Baroda, Gujarat, India (VABO)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN DHA.222; built by DH Australia at Bankstown, Sydney, NSW. Taken on charge by the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) as A17-221 at 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond 30.12.40. To 5 EFTS Narromine 19.1.41. To DH Australia at Mascot, Sydney, NSW 10.7.43 for overhaul; to 2 Aircraft Park 19.9.43. To 8 EFTS Narrandera 24.9.43. To 7 EFTS Western Junction 8.1.45 for storage; transferred to Care & Maintenance Unit
1.6.45; put up 'for sale' 6.12.45.

Struck off charge when sold 31.5.46 for £50 to J.T. Brown, Kingsford Smith Aero Service; issued 10.7.46. Australian civil registration VH-AUT (C of R 1224) on 27.3.47 to John T Brown, t/a Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Mascot, Sydney, NSW.

Despatched to India 28.7.47. Australian regsitration VH-AUT cancelled 12.8.47 as 'sold to India'. Re-registered in India as VT-CMX on 22.7.47 to Bombay Flying Club.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near Piploda, 50 miles from Baroda, Gujurat, India 10.1.50; Wrecked in forced landing near Piploda due to fuel exhaustion after pilot lost his way. Pilot and passenger uninjured.

The reported crash location of Piploda is a town at Nagar Parishad in Ratlam district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at approximate co-ordiantes 23°21′0″N, 75°25′48″E


1. The Indian Express 12 January 1950, p.1
2. South East Asia Civil Aircraft Register, Air Britain
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a17a.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/pAus2.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piploda
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Flying_Club

Revision history:

28-Dec-2018 21:29 TB Added
08-Jun-2020 12:19 Cobar Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Sep-2021 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
26-Sep-2021 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2021 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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