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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163029
Last updated: 13 December 2018
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Date:14-MAY-1931
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:Denys Finch Hatton
Registration: G-ABAK
C/n / msn: 1265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Voi Airport, Coast Province, 143 km West North West of Mombasa -   Kenya
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Voi Aerodrome, Voi, Kenya (HKVO)
Destination airport:Nairobi Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy II] registered G-ABAK [C of R 2643] 11.6.30 to Capt The Hon Denys G Finch-Hatton, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex; (as a replacement for G-AAKR). C of A 2546 issued 11.7.30.

On the morning of 14.5.31, Denys Finch Hatton, professional British big game hunter and boyfriend of the Danish Baroness Karen Blixen, took off from Voi aerodrome (next to Mombasa road) in Kenya and made two circles before the plane stalled and dived to the ground and caught fire. The two occupants, Finch Hatton and his Kĩkũyũ servant Kamau were killed instantly.

Registration G-ABAK cancelled as crashed 2.7.31: Kenya registration VP-KAM reserved 31.5.31 but not taken up due to destruction of aircraft

Sources:

1. https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/14299/fsx-dehavilland-gipsy-moth-g-abak/
2. http://ab-ix.co.uk/vp-kaa.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denys_Finch_Hatton#Death
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VP-K.html
5. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABAK.pdf
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20170503045944/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/1931/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-kenya-2-killed/
7. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2014 13:27 whiteshark Added
05-Jan-2014 15:46 whiteshark Updated [Operator, Location]
08-Feb-2014 04:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2015 04:56 DarylCostin Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2017 17:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2017 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type]

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