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    Default Loss of Moth Minor, Oct 28, 1943

    Bill Machin's logbook ('Wellington 179 Sqn' post) records him and a Group Captain Chilton bailing out of an unidentified Moth Minor on the above date after the "tail plane broke off". Does anyone have any more details? Rest reads: "Bailed out over sea. Both safe. Nice Swim. Cold." Looks like it was a 179 Sqn hack.

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    Robert,
    It was HM584 (the former G-AFPL) of Chivenor Station Flight. The elevator leading edge failed after a half roll followed by a dive. Became uncontrollable and abandoned, crashed in sea off Saunton, Devon.

    Source; IMPRESSMENTS LOG Volume III (Moss)

    Ian Macdonald

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    Thanks, Ian!
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