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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243383
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:16 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (16 EFTS RAF)
Registration: DE371
MSN: 85393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shottle, 3 miles south of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Burnaston, Derbyshire
Destination airport:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 85393: Taken on charge as DE371 at 45 MU RAF Kinloss 8.2.42. To 16 EFTS RAF Burnaston, Derbyshire 26.7.42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3.1.46: The pilot decided to make a precautionary landing at Shottle, Derbyshire, but in doing so, the aircraft overshot the selected landing field, and was damaged beyond repair when overturned on landing. No reported casualties. Tiger Moth DE371 was formally Struck off Charge as Cat.E(FA) 24.1.46.

Note that several sources give the crash location of "Shoale, Derbyshire"; there is no such location. The probable location of this incident was Shottle, a village approximately 3 miles south of the market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, at approximate coordinates 532′ 38.4″ N, 132′ 13.2″ W. Shottle is also approximately 15 miles north of Burnaston, Derbyshire, where Tiger Moth DE371 took off


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft DA100-DZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1987 p 13)
2. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2020 23:05 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Sep-2020 09:47 harry Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
27-Aug-2021 23:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]
28-Aug-2021 11:37 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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