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Date:19-FEB-1932
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Flt Lt Leslie S Hamilton
Registration: G-AAXW
C/n / msn: 2027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ruvo di Puglia, Apulia -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lympne, Kent [LYM/EGMK]
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Registered as G-AAXW [C of R 2556] 6.30 to L.H. Freeman (Managing Director of, and on behalf of, Arens Control Ltd), Heston. C of A 2595 issued 27.6.30. Entered by Roy Faulkner (owner of Arens) in Kings Cup Air Race 5.7.30.

Flown on record breaking flight (on Arens behalf) by Captain Charles D Barnard from Lympne-Malta [Hal Far]-Croydon 31.7.30-1.8.30; (13 hrs out; 14.5 hrs back). Also Lympne-Tangier-Croydon 25-26.8.30 (10.30 hours out; 10.55 hrs back). Trials at Farnborough 10.4.31 to 24.6.31 of Arens Controls (a system using a push-pull single control wire). Registered [C of R 3438] 9.31 to Flt Lt Leslie S Hamilton, Hanworth Aerodrome, Hanworth, Middlesex.

Brothers, Flt Lts Leslie & Kenneth Hamilton left Lympne 27.10.31 en route Australia but aircraft damaged in forced landing at Tullin, Vienna in fog later same day. Returned to UK 2.11.31. Second attempt commenced 18.2.32 but crashed in fog into hillside near Ruvo di Puglia, Apulia, Italy next day (this time flown by Flt Lt Leslie S Hamilton and Flying Officer Robert K Coupland).

Airframe returned to UK. Registered [C of R 4580] 5.7.33 to Lt Col Henry C [Claude] Moorhouse, Newbury [based Hanworth]. However the C of A was not renewed beyond 22.7.32 and it is thus possible it was not rebuilt. Registration cancelled 4.37 as withdrawn from use.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAXW.pdf
2. https://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10250727
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._D._Barnard#1930_solo_flights_England_to_Malta_and_Tangier
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1930/untitled0
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html
8. https://www.britishpathe.com/video/malta-and-back-in-2-days/query/charles+barnard


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2013 18:25 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Nov-2017 15:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2017 15:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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