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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1334
Last updated: 1 November 2020
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Date:11-NOV-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:W Miller & H Thompson
Registration: G-CAUE
C/n / msn: 637
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles from Grimshaw, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Grimshaw, Alberta
Destination airport:Grimshaw, Alberta
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] to DH Canada with C of A 1480 issued 27.6.28; delivered to DH Canada at Mount Dennis 13.7.28. Registered as G-CAUE [C of R 494] 30.8.28 to K E Whyte & H R Campbell, Grimsby, Ontario. Re-registered [C of R 494] 3.12.29 to Edmonton & Northern Alberta Aero Club, Edmonton.

Registration lapsed 22.4.32; renewed 25.5.32 to same owners. Registration lapsed again 6.3.35. Registered [C of R 2060] 19.8.37 to F Burton & D Patry, Edmonton, Alberta. Re-registered [C of R 2359/A64] 3.1.39 to T G Bartsch & D Patry, Edmonton, Alberta. Sold 11.11.39 (but not re-registered) to W Miller & H Thompson, Grimshaw, Alberta.

Stalled in turn avoiding trees 1.5 miles from take-off at Grimshaw, Alberta, on 11.11.39. Shortly after take off, while climbing, the pilot was forced to make a sharp turn to avoid trees. The aircraft stalled and crashed two kilometers from its departure point. The pilot was injured. The aircraft was Damaged Beyond Repair.

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-C1.html
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-alberta/]
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Nov39.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jan-2008 23:16 JINX Added
18-Jan-2014 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 13:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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