Accident De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth R5195, Wednesday 8 January 1941
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:7 EFTS RAF
Registration: R5195
MSN: 83057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Nailstone, 3 miles NE of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 83057 (Gipsy Major #82900); Taken on charge as R5195 at 5 MU RAF Kemble, Gloucestershire 18.4.40. To 7 EFTS RAF Desford, Leicestershire 24.9.40.

Written off when stalled and crashed whilst making a forced landing in bad weather at Nailstone, Leicestershire 8.1.41. Pilot - Leading Aircraftman C G Moore - survived, but injured.

Not repaired; deemed "damaged beyond economic repair" and Struck off charge 20.1.41; to DeHavilland for salvage 27.1.41 and recovered for spares and scrap.

Nailstone is a village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England, situated to the west of Leicester and 3 miles north-east of Market Bosworth.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1980)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR81/4951: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16689049
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p830.html
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=R5195
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nailstone

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2022 00:15 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Mar-2022 22:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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