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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1223
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:19-JAN-1938
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Halifax Aero Club
Registration: G-CALE
C/n / msn: 843
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia
Destination airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] sold to DH Canada without C of A; delivered to DH Canada at Mount Dennis 13.8.28. Used for Exhibition with dummy engine fitted. Registered as G-CALE [C of R 618] 22.11.28 to Dept of National Defence and issued to Controller of Civil Aviation, Ottawa. Returned to DH Canada 7.4.31. Re-registered 28.4.31 to Windsor-Chatham-London Coach Lines Ltd, Windsor, Ontario. Fitted with high compression engine to compete in the Tip-Top Derby. Forced landing due to engine failure on 9.6.31

Repaired and re-registered [C of R 1464] 19.1.32 to C Cooper, Walkerville, Ontario. Registration lapsed 28.1.33; renewed 4.7.33. Registration lapsed again 13.9.35. Re-registered [C of R 1966] 17.5.37 to Halifax Aero Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when collided with DH.60M CF-CEH (also of the Halifax Aero Club) over Halifax Harbour on 19.1.38; both aircraft locked wings, then fell into the harbour. All three pilots were rescued (one in CH-CEH and two in G-CALE).

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/96-register-canada-g-c
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20160505163306/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1938/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-halifax-4/
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/cab_detail_G_CA.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-C.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2008 10:53 JINX Added
22-Jan-2014 01:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 22:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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