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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62254
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:06-FEB-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:Romford Flying Club Ltd
Registration: G-ABVI
C/n / msn: 4004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maylands Aerodrome, Romford, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Maylands Airfield, Romford, Essex
Destination airport:Maylands Airfield, Romford, Essex
Narrative:
c/no.4004: Registered as G-ABVI [C of R 3677] 23.3.32 to Phillips & Powis Aircraft (Reading) Ltd, Woodley. Sold and re-registered [C of R 3781] 6.6.32 to Edward H Hillman t/a Hillman's Airways, Maylands; later named "Chris" and given fleet no.5. C of A 3495 issued 17.6.32; delivered 18.6.32.

Based at Stapleford with effect from 23. 5.34. Registered [C of R 6517] 25.11.35 to Hillman's Airways Ltd. Merged into British Airways Ltd 11.12.35 and re-registered to them [C of R 6626] 10.1.36. Re-registered [C of R 6886] 1.4.36 to Hillman & Cross Ltd, Maylands Aerodrome, Romford, Essex; change of name 8.5.36 to Essex Aero Ltd.

Operated by Tom Campbell-Black's British Empire Air Display and damaged on take-off after forced landing at Ashgate, near Chesterfield 13.4.36. Registered [C of R 7166] 6.7.36 to Laurence Lipton, Maylands. Re-registered [C of R 7930] 8.6.37 to Anthony O Humble-Smith, Bournemouth.

Re-registered [C of R 8418] 25.3.38 to Romford Flying Club Ltd, Maylands. Withdrawn from use and sotred at Maylands from 4.9.39 when all private flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war.

Destroyed in Romford Flying Club hangar fire at Maylands Aerodrome, Romford, Essex on 6.2.40. (One of nine aircraft destroyed in this incident). Registration cancelled 7.2.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABVI.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p040.html
6. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?94492-Help-With-Identification


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
11-Dec-2011 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Mar-2013 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2017 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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