Aircraft Photo of VH-TSG | De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth | #32145
Registration / SerialVH-TSG
Aircraft Original TypeDe Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth
Aircraft Generic TypeDe Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth
Aircraft VersionDe Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth
C/n (msn)82562 / DHA8
Aircraft NameAnnabel
City / AirportMaitlandMap
Region / CountryNew South Wales, Australia
Airport CodesICAO: YMND   IATA: MTL   Local: YMND   Other: -
EventTiger Moth Air Race 1984
Photo Date21 October 1984
Photo byDavid Carter
Photo ID: 32145
Photo Comment

VH-TSG was a hybrid aircraft, its fuselage built in the UK and shipped to Australia where locally made wings were fitted. Msn DHA8 was applied to the wings and the aircraft delivered to the RAAF as A17-8. It was disposed of in 1946 but it would be 11 years before it was registered as VH-RAW with the spurious msn DHC78, believed to be a corruption of the RAAF serial. It became VH-TSG in 1965. The aircraft crashed into the sea off South Stradbroke Island when its left wings failed during aerobatics. "Lovely!" was a pizza restaurant.

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