Tiger Moth, s/n T5878
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)
Group Captain RW Hill survived without injuries.
The faith of the stranded officer is not known.
De Havilland Canada Tiger Mouth II. Produced 1931 – 1944
Operator: No. 269 RAF Squadron Kaldadarnes, as training aircraft.
Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, Youtube
Updated Jan 30. 2017