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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:J.M. Smeets
Registration: PH-NIK
MSN: 83584
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Zwartberg Airfield, 6 km north-northeast of Genk, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Zwartberg Airfield, Genk, Belgium (CNK/EBZW)
Destination airport:Maastricht Aachen Airport, Beek, Limburg, Netherlands (EHBK)
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth MSN 83584 (built by Morris Motors, Cowley, Oxford); Taken on charge by the RAF as T7145 at 20 MU RAF Aston Down, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 27.7.40. To 1 EFTS RAF Hatfield, Hertfrodshire 7.11.40. To 28 EFTS RAF Pendeford, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire 1.11.41. Crashed 12.5.42 [presumed at or near RAF Pendeford, Wolverhampton]; to Southern Aircraft, Gatwick for repairs 17.5.42. To 39 MU RAF Colerne, Wiltshire 14.6.42 after reapirs complete. To 10 Flying Instructors School, RAF Woodley, Reading, Berskhire 6.2.43. To 11 EFTS RAF Perth/Scone, Perthshire 10.7.44, coded ‘FIB-J’. To 11 RFS RAF Perth/Scone, Perthsire 26.6.47, coded “21”. To 62 Group Communications Flight, RAF Colerne, Wiltshire 14.5.52. To 81 Group Communications Flight, RAF Colerne, Wiltshire 15.8.52; renamed Colerne Communications Squadron 7.52. To 12 MU RAF Kirkbride, Cumberland 5.2.53 for stroage pending disposal.

Struck off charge when sold 18.11.53 to A.J. Whittemore [Aeradio] Ltd, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey. Registered as G-APFT (C of R R6118) 27.8.57 to Rollason Aircraft & Engines Ltd, Croydon. C of A issued 22.11.57. Registration cancelled 22.11.57 as 'sold to Holland'.

Registered PH-NIK (C of R 609) 4.2.58 to J.M. Smeets, Maastricht; named "Spoed-Nik". Damaged in collision at Zwartberg Airfield, Belgium 1.1.60 (or 4.1.60) and returned to Rollasons, Croydon for rebuild. Zwartberg Airfield (Vliegveld Zwartberg) is an airport located 6 km north-northeast of Genk, Limburg, Belgium, at approximate coordiantes 51°0′55″N, 5°31′35″E.

Struck glider towing cable while banner towing at Terlet 29.7.60; returned to Croydon but not rebuilt. Registration G-APFT cancelled 28.11.60. Stored Croydon until 9.66; to Rollasons store at Rochester and burnt in clearout 1979.


1. AAIU Belgium
5. Tiger Moth PH-NIK at Croydon in 1957:
6. p.3

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

29 Jul 1960 PH-NIK JM Smeets 0 Terlet w/o


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Revision history:

24-Sep-2021 21:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]

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