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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188984
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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Date:29-APR-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Amilcar Falco
Registration: CX-AAI
C/n / msn: 342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Montevideo -   Uruguay
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Montevideo, Uruguay
Narrative:
CX-AAI: DH.60 registered to Manuel B Rodriguez, Montevideo (with c/n 342). Crashed off Montevideo 24.8.35 during ceremony celebrating death of tango artist Gardel; one of two aboard killed. Salvaged and rebuilt by [physician] Amilcar Falco.

Crashed on landing at ranch airstrip near Montevideo in 1941; pilot, racing driver Hector Suppici (later repaired). Crashed into maize patch in 1944; trucked back to Melilla Airfiield and repaired. Registered 1947 to Amilcar Falco, Montevideo. Lost wheel and overturned on landing (repaired again).

Flown in 1948 in 2,000 km Segundo Circuito Aereo de la Republic. To Uruguayan Air Force Museum, Montevideo by 1979. Destroyed by fire in museum 4.12.97.

Note: the C/no "342" is a Morane c/no., not a DeHavilland one. (The DeHavilland c/no. 342 is an airframe which became G-AACU). While is it not 100% confirmed that CX-AAI was the aircraft involved, it is the only DH.60 Moth to have crashed in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1941 (=circumstantial evidence).

Sources:

1. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/4263/?page=2
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CX-.html
4. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dhmothsurvey2013.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2016 18:40 TB Added
01-Aug-2016 18:48 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2017 21:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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