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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:11-JUN-1952
Time:16:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Aero Club de Suisse, Section Vaudoise
Registration: HB-OPI
C/n / msn: 1864
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prilly, Lausanne-Blécherette, Vaud -   Switzerland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lausanne Airport (LSGL)
Destination airport:Lausanne Airport (LSGL)
Narrative:
C/no. 1864 DH.60G [Gipsy I] to Werner Stocklin, Switzerland with C of A 3135 issued 21.7.31. Registered CH-320 29.7.31 to Club Neuchatelois d'Aviation, Neuchatel-Planeyse. Re-registered HB-OPI January 1935 to same owner

Crashed Motiers 22.7.39 [pilot Jean Bourquin]; repaired. Re-registered in December 1947 to Aero Club de Suisse,
Section Vaudoise, Blecherette.

Written off (destroyed) 11 .6.52: Flying low during approach to Lausanne Airport (LSGL). Aircraft probably hit a crane and crashed against a house in Prilly, then caught fire. The pilot was killed on impact, the passenger died the following day in hospital.

Sources:

1. Tribune de Lausanne Nr 163, 12.6.1952 page 10
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1952/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60g-gipsy-moth-in-lausanne-2-killed/]
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_HB-.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2015 13:52 sparrow9 Added
20-Sep-2015 16:23 sparrow9 Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
13-Aug-2017 21:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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