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Date:06-FEB-1940
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Romford Flying Club Ltd
Registration: G-AAMR
C/n / msn: 1280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maylands Aerodrome, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Maylands Aerodrome, Romford, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus III] registered as G-AAMR [C of R 2167] 2.7.30 to National Flying Services Ltd, Hanworth, Middlesex. C of A 2645 issued 18.7.30. Delivered 18.11.30 to (National Flying Services-owned) Yorkshire Aeroplane Club, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. Club relocated to Yeadon, West Yorkshire with effect from 1931.

Re-registered [C of R 4565] 27.6.33 to William F Forbes-Sempill, The Master of Sempill, Hanworth, Middelsex, but remained with Yorkshire Aeroplane Club. Sold 5.34 to Yorkshire Airways Ltd and re-registered [C of R 5388] 8.10.34 to a subsidiary company, The Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd, Yeadon, West Yorkshire. Re-registered [C of R 8720] 25.8.38 to Romford Flying Club Ltd, Maylands Aerodrome, Romford, Essex.

Withdrawn from use circa 4.9.39, when all private flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war, and stored at Maylands. Destroyed by fire in Romford Flying Club hangar fire whilst being stored at Maylands 6.2.40. Registration G-AAMR cancelled 7.2.40.

NOTE: The hangar fire at Maylands on 6.2.40 destroyed nine aircraft, including DH.60 Moths G-AAMR and G-AARB along with...
G-ABVI DH 83 Fox Moth
G-ABWO Simmonds Spartan
G-ACHF Spartan Arrow
G-ADXH BA Swallow
G-AEES Hawker Tomtit
G-AETU Gordon Dove
G-AEVD BA Swallow

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAMR.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2017 20:15 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Nov-2017 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Nov-2017 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-May-2019 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
10-May-2019 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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