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Date:27-OCT-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Semarangsche Vliegclub
Registration: PK-SBA
MSN: 82233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Simongan, Semarang, Central Java -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Simongan, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Destination airport:Simongan, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 82233 (Gipsy Major #81671); UK civil Registered as G-AFTI (C of R 9095) 22.8.39 to The Northern Aviation School & Club Ltd, Barton, Peel Green, Salford, Manchester. C of A 6740 issued 24.8.39; delivered 30.8.39. UK registration G-AFTI cancelled/lapsed 6.5.40 and re-registered 7.5.40 to W.S. Shackleton Ltd, London W1. Registration G-AFTI cancelled 8.5.40 as sold. Ferried from Barton, Mamchester to Witney, Oxfordshire 10.5.40.

To Netherlands East Indies (as one of PK-SBA to SBD); Four Tiger Moths (G-AFTI, G-AFXZ, G-AFYB and G-AFYC) were all sold abroad via W.S. Shackleton Ltd to the Netherlands East Indies and UK Registrations cancelled 8.5.40. The purchase negotiations were conducted by Mr Krayenhoff, an NEI private pilot and director of BPM (Shell) who was in the UK at the time; three were reported as bought in April 40, with the fourth in May 40. They were assembled by MLD at Surabaya 8.40 and took up the registrations PK-SBA to PK-SBD. Unfortunately the actual tie-ups remain unknown.

Re-registered 5.8.40 to Nederland Indisch Luchtvaart Fonds (NILF)/Vliegclub Semarang.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27.10.40; Undershot the runway on landing at Simongsn, Semarang; hit an obstacle and crashed, badly damaging the wings and fuselage. Regsitration PK-SBA finally (and bnelatedly) cancelled 31.3.42

The reported crash location was Ngemplak Simongan is a village to West Semarang District, Semarang City, Central Java Province, Indonesia at approximate coordinates 7.0007 S, 110.3949 E

Sources:

1. De Indische courant 29-10-1940
2. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p822.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
5. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFTI.pdf

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2021 11:47 Cobar Added
19-Sep-2021 11:48 Cobar Updated [Departure airport]
19-Sep-2021 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
19-Sep-2021 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Category]

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