Tiger Moth, s/n T5878De havilland Tiger Moth

The Incident:

The aircraft was assigned to No 269 RAF Squadron Kaldadarnes and piloted by Group Capt RW Hill. The aircraft crashed during an attempt to rescue an officer stranded on a sandbank at the mouth of the river Ölfusá.

The Aircraft struck a telephone wire across the river while looking for a landing place, went into a flat spin and turned over. It was later repaired and in 1953 entered the British civil register G-AOGT. 
G-AOGT was deregistered on 01/05/1956 and listed as sold to Spain.1)

The Crew:

Group Captain RW Hill survived without injuries.
The faith of the stranded officer is not known.

The Aircraft: 

De Havilland Canada Tiger Mouth II. Produced 1931 – 1944
S/N T5878
Operator: No. 269 RAF Squadron Kaldadarnes, as training aircraft.

Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, Youtube

1)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Updated Jan 30. 2017