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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1266
Last updated: 6 April 2020
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Date:07-AUG-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Ontario Provincial Air Service (Forestry Service)
Registration: G-CAOY
C/n / msn: 504
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles from Gogama, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:near Gogma, Ontario
Destination airport:Sault Ste Marie
Narrative:
DH.60X Seaplane [Cirrus II] to Ontario Provincial Government without C of A; delivered to Saint John, New Brunswick 11.4.28. Registered as G-CAOY [C of R 359] 11.5.28 to Ontario Provincial Air Service and used by for fire fighting and "smoke spotting" tasks by their Forestry Branch, Sault Ste Marie; named "Yellowbird".

Rebuilt in 1930 as a DH.60M [c/n 1350]. Fitted with Gipsy I engine 22.4.32. Fitted with Gipsy II 29.5.34. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on take-off from a small lake 15 miles from Gogama, Ontario 7.8.41.The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were injured.

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
2. http://www.bushplane.com/opas-aircraft/histories-opas-dh60/#
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/96-register-canada-g-c
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-C.html
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-ontario-17/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2008 23:22 JINX Added
16-Jan-2014 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2017 19:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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