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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153490
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1945
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Wick CF Royal Air Force (Wick CF RAF)
Registration: ES916
C/n / msn: 2090
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wick, 1 mile north of Wick, Caithness, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wick, Caithness (WIC/EGPC)
Narrative:
Registered G-AAZW [C of R 2622] 7.30 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane; used as demonstrator. C of A 2704 issued 28.8.30. Registered [C of R 2917] 14.11.30 to Geoffrey W Garnett, Sherburn-in-Elmet (Yeadon with effect from 9.31). Withdrawn from use 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Owner killed 27.10.39, when shot down by a Hurricane. Registration cancelled 31.5.41 by Secretary of State, Air Ministry.

Impressed into military service as ES916 31.5.41, and used by HQ Air Transport Auxiliary at White Waltham. Loaned to BOAC, Whitchurch, Bristol from 11.42; returned to HQ ATA 26.2.43. To 5 MU Kemble 31.5.43 and issued to Communications Flight, RAF Wick 22.7.43.

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) in a ground-loop on crosswind landing at Wick 5.7.45. Struck off charge 21.7.45.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAZW.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_Airport#RAF_Wick
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p020.html
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2013 16:32 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 06:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
28-Nov-2017 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 09:19 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Jun-2020 19:16 harry Updated [Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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