DAVID HORN COLLECTION
No. 9440. de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth (PH-BIS c/n 84118)
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de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth

11/30/2009. One of a batch of 2,000 aircraft for the RAF in the serial range T5360 to T8264 (meaning 2,905 numbers were not used), this aircraft was produced for the RAF by Morris Motors under s/n T7736. After military use it came on the Dutch register on April 7, 1960, and was mainly used for banner towing.

On January 16, 1969, the banner got tangled in the antennas of the artificial REM Island, 6 mls (10 km) in the North Sea, off Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and the aircraft crashed and sank, the pilot survived. The REM Island (Reclame Exploitatie Maatschappij, advertising exploitation company) was used for pirate TV and radio broadcasting.

Created November 30, 2009