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Date:05-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Airflite (Training) Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-AUK
C/n / msn: 242
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mascot, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Mascot, NSW
Destination airport:Mascot, NSW
Narrative:
DH.60 [Cirrus I] sold to Controller of Civil Aviation, Australia with C of A 962 issued 20.4.26. Registered G-AUAK [C of R 139] 12.7.26 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence and issued 7.26 to Australian Aero Club (NSW Section), Mascot. Later re-registered to the Aero Club of NSW.

Crashed on take-off Mascot 4.2.30; registration cancelled 23.4.30. Rebuilt and re-flown 17.9.30 and re-registered VH-UAK 20.9.30 to same owner; fitted with Gipsy I engine in 2.31. Named "Rouseabout" at this time (1929/30).

Crashed into Botany Bay, NSW 2.5.31 whilst searching for body of drowned boy; registration cancelled 19.9.31. Salvaged and rebuilt, registration restored 9.2.32 to same owner. Crashed near Mascot, NSW 30.6.33; rebuilt, with Cirrus II engine fitted 8.33. Registered 18.8.37 to the Royal Aero Club of NSW, Mascot.

Re-registered 1.9.37 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot. Re-registered 5.10.37 to J N Walshe, Port Moresby, New Guinea. Re-registered 9.9.38 to F A Lord, Koitakinumu, New Guinea. Registered 12.11.39 to Airflite Pty Ltd, Mascot. Re-registered 27.1.40 to Airflite Pty Ltd, Mascot. Re-registered 27.1.40 to Airflite (Training) Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Possibly fitted with Gipsy II engine
in 1940/41. Unusually not impressed into military service with the RAAF, and retained civilian registration throughout.

Crashed on landing Mascot 5.12.41, severely damaged, and withdrawn from use.

Re-registered 30.9.42 to Victor Burgess, Buccaneer Bay, Sydney, NSW for rebuild with parts from VH-UAH (c/n 245) but rebuild not progressed. Registration cancelled 30.1.46 at Post War Census

Sources:

1. http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/DH60%20G-AUAK.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUAK.html
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144639395/view


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Revision history:

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10-Jan-2014 00:42 Dr. John Smith Added

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