Incident de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth VH-FAH, Monday 4 January 2010
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Date:Monday 4 January 2010
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:Laurence [Laurie] Peter Brown
Registration: VH-FAH
MSN: DHA.944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bendigo Airport, Bendigo, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bendigo Airport (YBDG)
Destination airport:Bendigo Airport (YBDG)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN DHA.944 Toc as A17-521 at 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond 13.6.42. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 22.6.42. To 5 EFTS Narromine 20.7.42. To DHA Mascot 28.10.43 for overhaul (DHA No T179). To 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown 14.12.43. To 11 EFTS Benalla 20.12.43; storage reserve 25.7.45; transferred to Care & Maintenance Unit 1.3.46. To RAAF Point Cook 20.2.48; to 1 FTS 13.5.48; to RAAF College 26.5.50; to Base Squadron 6.9.50. To 1 Basic FTS, Uranquinty 14.3.52. To 1 AD Det B Tocumwal 3.7.54

For sale 28.8.56 and sold 23.1.57. Australian Civil registered VH-RSF (C of R 3011) 21.8.57 to Royal Aero Club of NSW, Bankstown, Sydney, NSW. Re-registered VH-FBX 24.6.58 to same owner. Re-registered 25.6.59 to Air Training Pty Ltd, (Arthur Humphreys), Bankstown, Sydney, NSW. Registration lapsed 20.7.61 (as owner went to England). Registration VH-FBC restored 30.11.61 to same owner. Re-registered VH-FAH 18.12.62 to same owner. Registration cancelled 6.12.63. Re-registrered 16.7.64 to Arthur C Humphreys, Marrickville, NSW. Registration cancelled 30.6.67.

Registration restored 9.4.68 to same owner (who later moved to Melbourne in 2.75, aircraft based at Moorabbin; later Casey, Berwick by 1978). Badly damaged when overturned in gales 1979. Registration cancelled 14.5.79. Slow rebuild from 1979 until owner died in 1994. Sold 1994 by Executors of his Estate, and re-registered 19.1.96 to Laurence [Laurie] Peter Brown, Dandenong, Victoria. Registration cancelled. Re-registered 22.7.2005 to same owner (now at Epsom, Victoria); rebuilt & reflown 2007, painted in RAAF colours as A17-521 and named "Ishtar" [aircraft based at Bendigo, Victoria].

Severely damaged 4.1.2010 as departed runway during landing roll and rolling into ditch at Bendigo Airport, East Bendigo, Victoria. Later repaired and currently registered

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a17b.htm
2. https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=13453
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/pAus9.html
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/659508/ready-for-take-off/
6. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austcl/VH-FAH%282%29.html
7. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austcl/VH-FBX.html
8. Tiger Moth VH-FAH at Bendigo, Victora (YBDG) 8.1.2006: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/35308/VH-FAH/A17-521
9. https://www.austairdata.com.au/component/rsdirectory/entry/view/17650-vh-fah-2
10. https://www.airhistory.net/photo/12398/VH-FAH
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bendigo_Airport_(Victoria).

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2010 06:04 Petro Added
12-Nov-2010 13:38 VHKDK Updated [Cn, Source]
12-Nov-2010 13:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
26-Apr-2014 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2016 18:46 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Feb-2022 16:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]
07-Feb-2022 16:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
10-Jun-2022 03:24 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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