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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163420
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Date:23-OCT-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:Toronto Flying Club
Registration: CF-CAA
C/n / msn: 729
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Toronto, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Toronto, Ontario
Destination airport:Toronto, Ontario
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to Canadian Govt with C of A 1803 issued 29.1.29; arrived at DH Canada, Mount Dennis 18.2.29. Allotted RCAF 80 but not taken up (replaced as RCAF 80 by c/no 734); delivered instead to the Toronto Flying Club 9.3.29. Registered as CF-CAA [C of R 592] 8.5.29 to Dept of National Defence and loaned to Toronto Flying Club Ltd; re-registered to the Toronto Flying Club 2.10.36 (presumably upon sale to the club?)

Badly damaged on landing Toronto 23.10.40; Royal Netherlands AF pilot, the sole person on board, was performing a training flight and was practicing stalls and forced landings. On approach, he lost control of the aircraft that crashed in a field. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and the pilot was slightly injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article/15-aeroplanes/83-register-canada-cf-b
2. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Oct40.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-4.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.rwrwalker.ca/civil_prewar_1.htm]
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60m-moth-in-toronto/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2014 00:53 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Aug-2017 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2017 21:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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