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Date:13-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:3 SFTS Royal Air Force (3 SFTS RAF)
Registration: DG587
C/n / msn: 694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
C/no. 694: DH.60X [Cirrus II] registered as G-AAAC [C of R 1715] 10.8.28 to John H Thompson, Daws Mere, Holbeach, Lincolnshire. C of A 1562 issued 16.8.28. Re-registered [C of R 3429] 30.9.31 to Charles L Ward, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire.

Re-registered [C of R 3546] 31.1.32 to Phillips & Powis Aircraft (Reading) Ltd, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire. Damaged in an accident at Mousehold, Norwich, Norfolk 18.8.32; repaired, possibly by Airwork Ltd, Heston. Re-registered [C of R 4169] 8.2.33 to The Norfolk & Norwich Aero Club Ltd, Mousehold, Norwich, Norfolk. (Possibly purchased after completion of repairs?)

Re-registered [C of R 5826] 18.4.35 to Air Travel Ltd, Penshurst (moved to Gatwick with effect from 2.6.36). Business sold Septmber 1937 and re-registered [C of R 8195] 9.11.37 to Airports Ltd, Gatwick. Re-registered [C of R 8704] 16.8.38 to Redhill Flying Club Ltd, Redhill, Surrey. [By now, fitted with Gipsy I engine].

Registration G-AAAC cancelled 25.1.41 by Secretary of State. Impressed into military service as DG587 18.2.41 at 20 MU RAF Aston Down. Issued to 3 SFTS RAF, South Cerney, Gloucestershire 23.5.41. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on landing at RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair, but both crewmen survived. Aircraft Struck off charge 13.8.42.

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAAC.pdf
2. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1942/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60x-moth-in-raf-south-cerney/]
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jan-2014 23:05 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2017 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 17:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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