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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205819
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Rand Flying Club
Registration: ZS-ARK
MSN: 3594
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vrede Airfield, Liesde en Vrede, Orange Free State -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Vrede Airfield, Vrede, Orange Free State, South Africa (FAVD)
Destination airport:
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth MSN 3594 (Gipsy Major #80002); CofA 5950 issued 15.6.37 to the de Havilland Aircraft Co of South Africa Pty but not delivered. Instead, UK civil registered as G-AFDC (C of R 8221) 19.11.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Registration G-AFDC cancelled 3.12.37 as 'sold abroad' and C of A reissued 14.12.37.

Allocated South African civil registration ZS-ANR in 2.38 but probably not taken up. Instead, re-registered as ZS-ARK in 4.39. Impressed into SAAF as 1537 in 1940. To 1 Air School, Baragwanath [1941]. South African Civl Registered as ZS-ARK [by 2.48] to Rand Flying Club. Damaged in forced landing 40 miles from Barberton, Transvaal South Africa 22.2.48 in bad weather; repaired and returned to service

Written off (damaged beyond repair) Crashed after losing propeller during aerobatics at Vrede Airfield, Liesde en Vrede, Orange Free State, South Africa 30.6.48.




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Revision history:

08-Feb-2018 00:11 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Feb-2018 00:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2021 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
02-Sep-2021 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Category]
02-Sep-2021 17:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Category]
02-Sep-2021 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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