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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1240
Last updated: 7 December 2020
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Date:24-SEP-1948
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Donald Barnes
Registration: G-CAOU
C/n / msn: 400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wolfe Island ferry dock, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hamilton, Ontario
Destination airport:Wolfe Island, Ontario
Narrative:
DH.60X Seaplane [Cirrus II] first flown 14.6.27 and delivered to Dept of Lands & Forests, Ontario with C of A 1159 issued 1.7.27. Shipped to Quebec on ss "Empress of Australia" 25.6.27-2.7.27. Registered G-CAOU [C of R 308] 20.7.27 to Ontario Government Forestry Branch, Sault Ste Marie; operated by Ontario Provincial Air Service; named “Upstart”. These Moths went into immediate service in Sioux Lookout, Remi Lake, Sudbury and Bisco respectively. These planes, assembled in the de Haviland's first wooden hangar in Mount Dennis, were fitted with Fairey metal airscrews and alternative float and ski undercarriages (depending upon the weather conditions and the season).

Rebuilt March 1929 as DH.60M [c/n 763] and fitted with Gipsy I. Re-engined 29.5.34 with Gipsy II. Re-registered [C of R 2809] 9.6.48 to Donald Barnes, Hamilton, Ontario.

Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) when hit stake in water on landing in ferry dock, Wolfe Island, Ontario 24.9.48. Sold 11.49 to J Campbell, Wolfe Island, Ontario and converted into snowmobile

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
2. http://www.bushplane.com/opas-aircraft/histories-opas-dh60/
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1948/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-ontario-19/]
4. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/96-register-canada-g-c



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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2008 21:09 JINX Added
18-Jan-2013 12:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2014 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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