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Date:20-JUL-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:C.L.E. Gordon
Registration: CF-CEL
C/n / msn: 738
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Compton, Coaticook County, Estrie region,Quebec -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Compton, Quebec
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to Canadian Govt without C of A; arrived at DeHavilland Canada at Mount Dennis 8.3.29; fitted with Cirrus III engine. Taken on charge by the Royal Canadian Air Force at Camp Borden as 84 on 22.4.29.

Sold 10.10.35 to St Catharines Flying Club; registered as CF-CEL [C of R 1633] 21.10.35 to St Catharines Flying Club, St Catharines, Ontario. Registered [C of R 2229] 28.4.38 to H Halliday & L F Snell, St Catharines, Ontario. Re-registered 7.12.38 to H Halliday & E Watson, St Catharines, Ontario. C of R lapsed 28.4.39; renewed 29.5.39 and re-registered [C of R 2470] 30.6.39 to C L E Gordon, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Compton, Coaticook Regional County Municipality, in the Estrie region, Quebec, 20.7.39, when overturned during forced landing. The owner/pilot C.L.E. Gordon was performing a pleasure flight in the region of Compton. En route, he was forced to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. The aircraft crashed in a field and came to rest upside down. The pilot was unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_51_100_detailed.html
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/83-register-canada-cf-b
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-4.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton,_Quebec
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60m-moth-in-compton]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jan-2014 01:03 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Aug-2017 19:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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