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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206312
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:28-OCT-1943
Time:day
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:Chivenor SF Royal Air Force (Chivenor SF RAF)
Registration: HM584
MSN: 9408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sea off beach near Sauton, Devon, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Moth Minor HM584 (the former G-AFPL, civil registration cancelled 31.10.42) of Chivenor Station Flight. The aircraft went out of control during aerobatics.The elevator leading edge failed after a half roll followed by a dive. Became uncontrollable and abandoned, crashed in sea off Saunton, Devon.28/10/1943
Crew: ???? Ok

First registered [C of R 9023] on 24.7.39 as G-AFPL to de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Hatfield Aerodrome, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. During World War two, de Havillands took over the small grass airfield at Witney (Oxfordshire) where they operated as a Civilian Repair Organisation on behalf of the British Government. They carried out complete overhauls to battle-damaged Spitfires and Hurricanes, plus any de Havilland types. Test-flights carried out by de Havilland pilots who flew down to Witney from Hatfield. Frequently, Peter de Havilland would fly in to Witney in a DH.94 Moth Minor which had a variable-pitch airscrew. This aircraft was obviously used as a "hack" by pilots at Hatfield


Sources:

A. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=HM584
1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFPL.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Moth_Minor#Design_and_development
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunton


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2018 19:26 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Feb-2020 11:43 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Aug-2021 11:09 Lucifer Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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