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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163471
Last updated: 21 January 2021
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Date:27-FEB-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:Kingston Flying Club
Registration: CF-CEI
C/n / msn: 749
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kingston, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kingston, Ontario
Destination airport:Kingston, Ontario
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to Canadian Govt without C of A; arrived at DeHaviland Canada at Mount Dennis 13.3.29; fitted with Cirrus III engine during assembly. Taken on charge by the Royal Canadian Air Force at Camp Borden, Ontario as 89 on 15.4.29. Sold 17.10.34 and civil registered as CF-CEI [C of R 1479] 20.10.34 to Dept of National Defence for loan to Kingston Flying Club, Kingston, Ontario; re-registered to the Club 18.9.36 (presumably upon outright sale at the end of the loan period).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when landed inverted after hitting trees on approach to Kingston airport, Kingston, Ontario on 27.2.39. On final approach to Kingston Airfield, the single engine aircraft was too low, hit tree tops and crashed upside down. Both occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_51_100_detailed.html
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-4.html
3. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/Civil_prewar_2.htm
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/83-register-canada-cf-b
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60m-moth-in-kingston/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2014 02:19 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Aug-2017 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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