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Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Date:06-APR-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH 83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:3 FPP ATA
Registration: X2866
C/n / msn: 4054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wroughton, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:White Waltham Airfield - EGLM
Destination airport:RAF Wroughton, Wiltshire
Narrative:
First Registered as G-ACEX [C of R 4235] 3.3.33 to National Aviation Day Ltd, Ford, Yapton, West Sussex; named "Youth of Ireland". C of A 3820 issued 7.4.33. Registered [C of R 4317] 7.4.33 to Sir Alan J Cobham, operated by National Aviation Day Ltd, Ford, Yapton, West Sussex. Re-registered 5.34 to Provincial Airways Ltd, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey; named "Mercury".

Provincial Airways operated daily flights routeing Croydon-Southampton (Eastleigh)-Christchurch-Weymouth-Plymouth-Newquay-Hayle using a DH Dragon and two Fox Moths (G-ACEX and G-ACEY). Operations commenced in 1934.The company quoted the Shamrock and Rambler coach company as their Bournemouth agents.Their 1935 Summer timetable showed two flights westbound to Torquay (Haldon), Plymouth, Newquay and Penzance at 10.55am and 5.55pm, and two easterly flights to Southampton, Portsmouth and Croydon...Bournemouth was a request stop.

Forced landed and damaged Ashley, near Lymington, Hampshire 19.6.34; repaired. Provincial Airways went into liquidation 10.12.35. Re-registered [C of R 6912] 15.4.36 to Pines Airways Ltd, Porthcawl, Glamorgan (aircraft was based at Cardiff). Registration cancelled as sold 29.12.39.

Impressed into military service as X2866 2.3.40. Issued to 3 Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary (3 FPP, ATA), at White Waltham. near Maidenhead, Berkshire. Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) when overturned on landing downwind at Wroughton, Wiltshire 6.4.41. Struck off charge 18.4.41 as Cat.E(FA).

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACEX.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p040.html
6. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GLAMORGAN/1999-08/0933690838
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/airfields/xchairlines.html
8. Photo of G-ACEX: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.aerobernie.bplaced.net/Fotos%2057/Provincial-DH83.jpg]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2013 11:35 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2013 16:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Sep-2013 06:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
14-Dec-2017 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 20:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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