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Date:18-SEP-1946
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:Rocky Point Airways Ltd
Registration: CF-CFR
C/n / msn: 716
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Russell's Landing, near Dorset, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dorset, Ontario
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to Canadian Govt without C of A; arrived at DH Canada at Mount Dennis 4.2.29. Taken on charge by the Royal Canadian Air Force at Camp Borden, Ontario as 67 on 10.2.29. To 118 [B] (Auxiliary) Squadron, RCAF, at St Hubert, Montreal, Quebec 13.5.36. Returned to Camp Borden, Ontario 10.8.38. To DH Canada for overhaul 22.4.39.

Delivered 15.7.39 and civil registered as CF-CFR [C of R 2493] 2.8.39 (on loan?) to Hamilton Aero Club, Hamilton, Ontario. Returned to RCAF at 1 TC Toronto as instructional airframe A123 14.12.40 and traded in to Leavens Bros Air Services for CF-AVF [c/n 717].

Registered as CF-CFR [C of R 2769] 13.2.41 to Leavens Bros Air Services, Toronto. Sold 11.2.43 (but not registered) to S E Misener, Welland, Ontario; flown to Welland and stored. Sold 6.1.46 and registered [C of R 3667] 11.6.46 to E L Baxter, Toronto; overhauled by Noury Aircraft at Stoney Creek. Registered [CofR 3873] 15.7.46 to Rocky Point Airways Ltd, Dorset, Ontario.

Badly damaged in forced landing at Russellís Landing, near Dorset, Ontario 18.9.46; The single engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight to Dorset with a pilot and one passenger on board. En-route, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Russell Landing for unknown reasons. While both occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-4.html
2. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_51_100_detailed.html
3. http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/squadronDetail.php?No.-118-Squadron-31
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/83-register-canada-cf-b
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1946/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60m-moth-in-russell-landing/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2014 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jan-2014 00:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2017 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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