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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71824
Last updated: 22 May 2018
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Date:01-MAR-1931
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:George D Mallinson
Registration: G-AACL
C/n / msn: 887
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Aircraft missing
Location:English Channel, off coast of Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:LeBourget Airport, Paris, France (LBG/LFPB)
Destination airport:Croydon Airport, Croyson, Surrey (EGCR)
Narrative:
c/no. 887 DH.60G [Gipsy I] Special Coupe version, registered G-AACL [CofR 1801] 7.11.28 to Alan S Butler, Stag Lane. Broke 100 km closed-circuit speed record 7.12.28, flown by Mr & Mrs Butler from Stag Lane to Twyford and back at average speed of 192.2 kph (119.8 mph). CofA 1939 issued 17.4.29. Registered [CofR 2485] 1.4.30 to George D. Mallinson, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. (Aircraft based at Sherburn-in-Elmet). Possibly sold [10.30] and based Hanworth

Missing in snowstorm over English Channel off the Kent coast 1.3.31 en route Le Bourget to Croydon or Brooklands; pilot Charles Job missing, presumed killed. Charles Job had arrived in Paris on 28.2.31 to bring the aircraft back to England. No trace of the aircraft or its pilot was ever found. Registration cancelled 30.8.31 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
Compiled by Michael Austen
Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1999
ISBN 0 85130 281 5
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AACL.pdf
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
4. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Mar31.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60g-gipsy-moth-channel-1-killed
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A.html
7. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2010 09:23 John Baker Added
30-Oct-2012 08:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Aug-2017 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Apr-2018 14:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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