Accident De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth T1778,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 275615
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Date:Saturday 13 January 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Risalpur SF RAF
Registration: T1778
MSN: 82580
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, British India. -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (OPKT)
Destination airport:RAF Risalpur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (OPRS)
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 82580 (Gipsy Major #81607); CofA 6678 issued 28.6.39 to Delhi Flying Club, Dehli, India. Indian civil registered as VT-ALE (CofR 376) 14.4.39 to Delhi Flying Club Ltd. Registration VT-ALE cancelled 11.11.39 and impressed into military service as T1778 31.10.39. Operated initially by the Initial Training School (Officers)/27 Squadron, RAF Risalpur, India. To RAF Risalpur Station Flight early 1940.

Written off (destroyed) when stalled and spun into the ground, following steep climb after take-off from RAF Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, British India 13.1.40. Both crew killed.

Crew of Tiger Moth T1778:
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Tony Malcolm Tinker, RAF 34254, 27 Squadron, age 24, KIAS 13/01/1940
Sergeant (Air Gunner) Frederick William Whyte, RAF 338170 (Australia), 27 Squadron, age 32, KIAS 13/01/1940

(KIAS - Killed In Active Service). Both crew were interred in the Karachi War Cemetery, Karachi, Pakistan. At the time of this incident (1940) Kohat was in British India; it became part of Pakistan after the partition of India in 1947.


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Revision history:

17-Feb-2022 21:09 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2022 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2022 21:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2022 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
17-Feb-2022 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Mar-2022 10:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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