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Date:02-APR-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Bernard M.T. Shute Leete, Royal Aero Club
Registration: G-EBKU
C/n / msn: 169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lahore Aerodrome, Lahore, Punjab -   India
Phase: Approach
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Lahore Airfield, Punjab, India
Destination airport:Lahore Airfield, Punjab, India
Narrative:
c/no. 169 DH.60 (Cirrus I): registered G-EBKU [C of R 1139] 10.2.25 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware,Middlsex. CofA 864 issued 23.6.25. Flown in Kings Cup Air Race by Captain Geoffrey de Havilland 3.7.25 and retired in bad weather near St Albans, Hertforshire. Came in 4th in the following day's Croydon Stakes, flown by Capt W.L. Hope. G-EBKU was used as the De Havilland Company demonstrator, and also used by De Havilland School of Flying.

Re-engined with Cirrus II and registered [CofR 1318] 6.11.26 to Bernard M.T. Shute Leete, Royal Aero Club, London, who departed Stag Lane 15.11.26 en route to India (in company with T Neville Stack. flying in G-EBMO); arrived Karachi 8.1.27. Departed for Lahore 15.2.27; arrived 1.3.27 and used in the Punjab for sales demonstrations and air experience flights.

Struck overhead wires on landing at Lahore 2.4.27 and overturned; pilot Bernard M.T. Shute Leete and passenger Lady Hailey (wife of Governor of the Punjab) slightly hurt. Registration G-EBKU cancelled 13.6.27 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBKU.pdf
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. http://macrobertson-air-race.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55%3Akenneth-stodart&Itemid=62&lang=en
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170605031352/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/1927/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-lahore/
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E3.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2011 03:25 Johnny Johnny Added
10-Dec-2011 02:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2011 02:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Sep-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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