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Date:26-APR-1937
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Perak Flying Club
Registration: VR-RAM
MSN: 3537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kramat Pulai mine, Pulai, Kinta district, Perak -   Malaysia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Penang, Straits Settlement
Destination airport:Kramat Pulai mine, Pulai, Kinta district, Perak
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth VR-RAM, C of A 5777 issued 2.2.37. Registered VR-RAM (C of R 16) 11.3.37 to J.D. Mead, c/o Messrs Osborne & Chappel, Ipoh, Perak; operated by Perak Flying Club.

Crashed Kramat Pulai mine, Pulai, Kinta district, Perak, near Ipoh 25.4.37 (or 26.4.37); pilot Captain George A Bentinck MC injured and passenger Ronald D Wilson killed. Presumed repaired, as re-registered (C of R 25) 7.3.39 to Kuala Lumpur Flying Club. Impressed into "C" Flight, MVAF (Malaysian Volunteer Air Force) as 9 1.12.41. Destroyed in hostile military action 1942.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p035.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VR-R.html
4. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 26 April 1937, Page 1: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19370426-1.2.9
5. The Straits Times, 26 April 1937, Page 12: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19370426-1.2.70
6. The Straits Times, 27 April 1937, Page 12: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19370427-1.2.84
7. The Straits Times, 20 June 1937, Page 8 (Inquest into death of passenger): http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19370620-1.2.73
8. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2019 19:07 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Jul-2021 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
30-Jul-2021 23:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative, Category]

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