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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162923
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:18-OCT-1928
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AVIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 594 Avian III
Owner/operator:private
Registration: G-EBVU
C/n / msn: R3/CN/111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muchinga Hills, Northern Rhodesia -   Zambia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Elizabethville, Belgian Congo
Destination airport:Tabora, Tanganikya
Narrative:
Avro 594 Avian III: Registered as G-EBVU [C of R 1551] 11.1.28 to AV Roe & Co Ltd. C of A 1298 issued 27.1.28. Bought 31.1.28 and re-registered [C of R 1640] 17.5.28 to H Drummond Wolff as nominee for John Body (General Manager of Mexican Eagle Oil Corporation) and flown by F/O Patrick G.M. Murdoch, SAAF; named "John". Undertook Record flight Croydon-Capetown 29.7.28-12.8.28. Departed Johannesburg-Capetown on return flight 28.8.28; departed Pretoria 11.9.28 (or 13.9.28).

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when crashed in Muchinga Hills, Northern Rhodesia en route Elizabethville to Tabora at an unknown exact date, but prior to 18.10.28; Murdoch badly injured. Registration cancelled 12.12.28. Wreckage not found until 1938 (ten years later) and Cirrus engine mounted on pole.

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBVU.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E4.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2013 23:48 Dr. John Smith Added

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