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Date:22-MAR-1933
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:S. Barnett-Potter
Registration: ZS-ABJ
C/n / msn: 1125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ararat Farm, Bethlehem, Eastern Free State, Thabo Mofutsanyane Distric -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Durban. South Africa
Destination airport:Basutoland
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] to Major Allister Miller (of Union Airways), South Africa with C of A 2094 issued 5.7.29. Registered as ZS-ABJ [C of R 38] 7.8.29 to Union Airways [Pty] Ltd, Cape Town and used as mailplane. Registered in 1931 to Port Elizabeth Flying Club. Re-registered 1931 to Witbank Flying Club. Re-registered 1932 to S Barnett Potter, Pietermaritzburg.

Crashed 22.3.33 on farm named "Ararat" near Bethlehem, Eastern Free State Provimce, Thabo Mofutsanyane District,
Dihlabengwith Municipality (at approximate Coordinates: 28.224S, 28.311E), with Diana Mellor on board as passenger. Left Durban for Basutoland, landed en route to verify route (also reported as landing as a result of engine trouble). Took off on a test flight and landed to pick up passenger. Crashed shortly after take off. [Owner advertised for spares in April 1933, but presumed not repaired.]

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZS-.html
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1933/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-south-africa/]
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.aerobernie.bplaced.net/Union%20Airways%20Pty.html]
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/zs-aaa.pdf
6. http://avcom.co.za/phpBB3//phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=113548&start=15
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem,_Free_State#Air


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Aug-2017 17:10 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Aug-2017 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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