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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163352
Last updated: 10 January 2021
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Date:12-MAY-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:R G Ross t/a Downs Air Service
Registration: VH-UPY
C/n / msn: 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roma, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Chinchilla, Queensland
Destination airport:Roma, Queensland
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] sold to DH Australia with C of A 1376 issued 19.4.28. To RAAF as A7-11 in June 1928. Issued to 3 Squadron, RAAF Richmond, NSW. Crashed on landing 4.8.28 ar Richmond, NSW; repaired. To 1 FTS Point Cook [in Sept 1930, after repairs]. Sold 3.6.31 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence.

Civil registered VH-UPY [C of R 428] 3.6.31 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence and loaned to Aero Club of NSW, Mascot. Registration cancelled 3.7.33 as "withdrawn from use". Re-registered 29.7.37 to Royal Aero Club of NSW, Mascot, NSW. Re-registered 5.10.37 upon sale (traded in?) to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot. Re-registered 19.4.38 to R.G. Ross, Chinchilla, Queensland, trading as Downs Air Service

Written off in a fatal crash at Roma, Queensland 12.5.39; A pilot, who was not an instructor, was giving flight instruction, and the aircraft crashed, during an unauthorised/illegal flight. The pilot died and pupil survived. Registration VH-UPY cancelled 21.5.39.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a7.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U1.html
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-australia-1-killed-8/]
4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UPY.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2014 20:06 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Aug-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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