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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1221
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Date:14-JAN-1934
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Toronto Flying Club
Registration: G-CAKR
C/n / msn: 570
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Toronto, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Toronto, Ontario
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] to Dept of National Defence, Canada with C of A 1383 issued 24.4.28. Delivered to DeHavilland Canada at Mount Dennis 18.4.28. Registered as G-CAKR [C of R 378] 25.5.28 to Dept of National Defence and issued 2.6.28 to Toronto Flying Club.

Crashed on take-off at Toronto, Ontario 14.1.34; co-pilot M.J. McMullen killed. Crew were performing a training flight. Shortly after takeoff from Toronto Airport, while climbing to a height of 100 feet, aircraft stalled and crashed near the airstrip. The copilot was killed as the instructor was injured. Cause attributed to "inadvertent reduction of speed on the part of the co-pilot to simulate an engine failure while climbing". Registration G-CAKR cancelled 2.10.36 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-C.html
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1934/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-toronto-3/]
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/cab_detail_G_CA.htm
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
6. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/96-register-canada-g-c


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2008 10:13 JINX Added
17-Jan-2014 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2017 15:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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