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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48449
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:31-DEC-1933
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Yugoslav Navy
Registration: 73
C/n / msn: 1181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Kumbor, Herceg Novi, Bay of Kotor, Dalmatian Coast -   Montenegro
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yugoslav minelayer vessel "Zmaj", off Dalmation Coast
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] Seaplane to Ministry of War & Marine, Yugoslavia with CofA 2239 issued 17.9.29. Assigned to service aboard the Yugoslav minelayer vessel "Zmaj": the vessel was designed so that a single disassembled deHavilland DH.60 Moth floatplane was stored in the aircraft hold, between the forward superstructure and the mainmast. Its components would be moved from the hold by the aircraft crane to the after deck where it could be assembled. Then the aircraft would be swayed over the side where it could be launched

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed while performing a loop off Kumbor, Herceg Novi, Bay of Kotor, Dalmation Coast, Montenegro (at approximate co ordinates: 4226′26″N 1835′09″) in 1933*. The pilot was performing aerobatic manoeuvre on a demo flight near Kumbor, Montenegro when he lost control of the aircraft and it crashed into the sea. The pilot was killed.

(*Hence "nominal" date of 31.12.33, pending confirmation of exact date - aircraft definitely crashed between 1.1.33 and 31.12.33)

Sources:

1. Air Enthusiast 51
2. Freivogel, Dr. Zvonimir (2001). "The Royal Yugoslav Seaplane Tender & Minelayer Zmaj". Warship International. Toledo, OH: International Naval Research Organization. XXXVIII (1): 4655. ISSN 0043-0374.
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_minelayer_Zmaj
5. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1933/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-montenegro-1-killed/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2008 06:27 harro Added
09-Dec-2011 17:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2014 18:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2017 15:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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