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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22317
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:06-DEC-1940
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:4 EFTS RAF
Registration: N9453
MSN: 82507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Brough, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brough, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Tiger Moth N9453 was built to contract 778402/38 by De Havilland Ltd at Hatfield and was awaiting collection 22.11.39. It was then delivered to 20 MU RAF Aston Down, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire to be prepared for service. On 24.9.40, the Tiger Moth was delivered to 4 EFTS at RAF Brough, East Yorkshire.

It sustained Cat.W damage on the night of 5-6.12.40 when a strong gale effected aircraft either parked or taxying on RAF Brough airfield, East Yorkshire, and the strong winds damaged a number of aircraft. This aircraft was being held down by twenty people when it was blown over, one member of the airfield's aircraft handling team sustained serious back injuries as a result of this incident and was admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary. A pilot is named on the AM1180 accident card.

Pilot - Pilot Officer W H Dunne.
Ground Crew - AC2 Ernest Ambrose Hatch RAFVR (933266).

The identity of this one which was confirmed as damaged, but there were almost certainly up to nine others damaged at Brough on this night in similar circumstances. This aircraft was blown over when it was being taxied and was deemed not worth repairing when 60 MU inspected this aircraft on 15.12.40. The identities of all the other nine Moths damaged at Brough are not known.

The AC2 ground crewman - Ernest Hatch - later remustered as aircrew and trained as an air gunner. He was killed on 27.4.44 while serving with 106 Squadron when Lancaster JB601 crashed in France. He was 22 years old and is buried at Laneuville-a-Bayard Churchyard, France.


Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/n9453.html
2. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p825.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brough_Aerodrome
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Reserve_flying_schools

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 23:17 Anon. Added
04-Feb-2012 17:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Feb-2012 17:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
17-Jun-2013 20:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Aug-2021 22:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
05-Aug-2021 09:22 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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