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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17218
Last updated: 22 February 2021
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Date:08-JUN-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G-III Moth
Owner/operator:Club des Aviateurs de Bruxelles
Registration: OO-GUY
C/n / msn: 5010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Antwerp-Deurne -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brussels-Haren, Belgium
Destination airport:Antwerp-Deurne, Belgium
Narrative:
DH.60GIII sold to Guy Hansez, Belgium with C of A 3568 issued 12.9.32. Registered as OO-GUY (the second - the first OO-GUY was c/no 5006 which was re-registered as OO-GUT from 2.9.32 to prevent duplication of registration marks) [C of R 279] 6.10.32 to Roger (Guy) Hansez, Antwerp-Deurne (and carried "Fyffes" logos). Re-registered 21.3.33 to Robert Fester, Antwerp-Deurne. Re-registered 18.2.36 to Club d’Aviateurs de Bruxelles, Brussels-Haren.

Substantially damaged when crashed at Antwerp-Deurne 8.6.39; repaired by 11.8.39. Impressed into military service with Aeronautique Militaire 26.8.39 for use by Estafette Escadrille [6/III/2 Ae]; no military serial allocated. At the height of the "Phoney War" the Aéronautique Militaire Belge requisitioned several civil aircraft that were used as "Estafette" or liaison aircraft mostly attached to different squadrons. Still in use as such when the unit disbanded 21.4.40. Possibly captured by or surrendered to the invading German forces during the fall of Belgium in late April 1940.

Ultimate fate not known; presumed destroyed during war in 1940-41. Registration OO-GUY officially cancelled 7.6.46 after post-war census.

Sources:

1. Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
2. http://www.belgian-wings.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/MilltaryPics/interbellum/De%20Havilland%20DH.60G%20Gipsy%20Moth/De%20Havilland%20DH60G%20Gipsy%20Moth%20Frontpage.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_OO-.html
4. http://baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d'accidents/1939/OO-GUY.htm
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
6. https://archive.org/stream/Flight_International_Magazine_1932-08-05-pdf/Flight_International_Magazine_1932-08-05-pdf_djvu.txt


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Apr-2008 07:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2014 04:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 22:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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