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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163326
Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Date:19-JUN-1946
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
Registration: CF-OAA
C/n / msn: 535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Twin Lakes, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Twin Lakes, Ontario
Destination airport:Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II engine #245] allocated to De Havilland South Africa with C of A 1311 issued 11.2.28 and allocated to J H Veasey, DH Agent in South Africa. Diverted from contract and delivered instead to DH in Canada; arrived DH Canada at Mount Dennis 30.3.28. Registered as G-CAJW [C of R 355] 27.4.28 to Leigh B Sheppard, Toronto; delivered 21.4.28 (as seaplane).

Crashed on take-off Sturgeon River, Ontario 1.10.28 (pilot L B Sheppard). Rebuilt as DH.60M (using c/n 761) and fitted with Gipsy I engine. Re-registered CF-OAA [C of R 561] 23.2.29 to Ontario Provincial Air Service, Sault Ste Marie;. Fitted with Gipsy II engine 31.5.34.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when stalled and crashed on take-off from lake at Twin Lakes, Ontario 19.6.46. After liftoff from Twin Lakes, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed into the lake. Both occupants escaped and were rescued while the aircraft was lost.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-4.html
2. http://www.bushplane.com/opas-aircraft/histories-opas-dh60/
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1946/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60m-moth-in-twin-lakes/]
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=96:register-canada-g-c


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2014 23:39 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Aug-2017 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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