Accident de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth G-AJVE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 345629
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Date:Friday 15 September 2023
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: G-AJVE
MSN: 85814
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wigginton, near Tring, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wigginton, near Tring, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:Wigginton, near Tring, Hertfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The DH.82A Tiger Moth, G-AJVE, sustained damage when operating from a farm strip at Wigginton, near Tring, Hertfordshire. After a number of flights, the aircraft struck wires on approach, and came to rest inverted. No serious injuries were reported among the two persons on board

The aircraft descended too low on approach and struck low tension power cables which crossed the undershoot. The aircraft then suffered a hard landing, which damaged the landing gear and caused the aircraft to bounce. On the second touchdown the damaged landing gear dug into the grass which caused the aircraft to yaw and then invert. Both occupants were uninjured.


1. Witness statement (personal friend)
2. AAIB Correspondence-only Investigation dated 8.2.2024:

History of this aircraft

G-AJVE was built for the RAF as DE943, first civil registered as G-AJVE on 28.5.47




Tiger Moth G-AJVE DH.82A Tiger Moth G-AJVE near Halton, Buckinghamshire 20.6.2008

Revision history:

17-Sep-2023 06:25 Propstrike Added
17-Sep-2023 06:25 harro Updated
17-Sep-2023 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated
08-Feb-2024 17:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Feb-2024 16:01 ASN Updated [Narrative]

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