Accident de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth AW120, Monday 11 May 1942
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Date:Monday 11 May 1942
Type:de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
Owner/operator:HQ Flt ACOp Command CF RAF
Registration: AW120
MSN: 7033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Netheravon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Leopard Moth AW120 c/no 7033: Registered as G-ACKS [C of R 4466] 30.11.33 to British Air Transport Ltd, Croydon. C of A 4204 issued 7.3.34. Re-registered later in 1934 to H B Legge & Sons Ltd, Redhill, Surrey. Re-registered [C of R 6883] 6.4.36 to Yorkshire Airways Ltd; operated by subsidiary Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd, Yeadon (Leeds-Bradford) West Yorkshire. Re-registered [C of R 8268] 17.12.37 to The Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd, Yeadon

Withdrawn from use and stored at Leeds-Bradford Municipal Airport, Yeadon, West Yorkshire from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Civil registration G-ACKS cancelled 16.6.40 when impressed into military service as AW120. Service was with 110 (AAC) Wing, RAF Ringway, Cheshire. To 7 AACU RAF Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire 2.8.40. To HQ Army Co-operation Command Communications Flight, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire 13.2.41

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11.5.42 when swung off the runway on take off from RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire, when the wing dropped at low altitude. No reports of fatalities or injuries among the three persons on board (pilot and two passengers).

Struck off charge as Cat. E(FA) 13.8.42.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft AA100-AZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2000, p 142)
5. Air Yorkshire January 1989:

Revision history:

17-Dec-2017 20:59 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Mar-2019 06:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
22-May-2019 00:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jun-2019 07:41 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
18-Dec-2019 22:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Aug-2021 10:42 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
05-Oct-2022 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
11-Oct-2022 18:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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