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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224581
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:16-DEC-1939
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:14 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (14 EFTS RAF)
Registration: K4283
MSN: 3279
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/2 mile west of Ansty, Coventry, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Elmdon, Brimingham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 3279: Taken on charge as K4283 at 2 ASU Cardington 15.4.35. To Station HQ Flight, RAF Driffield, East Yorkshire 8.9.36. To 2 ASU Cardington, Bedfordshire 13.9.37. To 20 E&RFTS Gravesend, Kent 30.9.37; coded 3. To 14 EFTS Elmdon 15.10.39

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when force landed and hit hedge half a mile West of Ansty, Coventry, Warwickshire 12.11.39 during a practice forced landing. Not repaired, Struck off charge 16.12.39 as FACE (Flying Accident Cat.E). Names of the two crew not yet traced, but there were no reports of any fatalities or serious injuries. What is known is that the Pupil Pilot Under Training was a Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, Rating.

The reported crash site is half-a-mile west of Ansty, a village and civil parish in the Rugby Borough of Warwickshire, England, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Coventry city centre and 8 miles (13 km) south of Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1930s.htm
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=%20K4283
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansty,_Warwickshire

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2019 00:29 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 12:16 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
01-Aug-2021 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]
01-Aug-2021 23:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
01-Aug-2021 23:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Aug-2021 08:49 THC Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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