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Date:06-DEC-1940
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:4 FPP ATA
Registration: AV997
C/n / msn: 1417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] registered as G-AARH [C of R 2265] 27.9.29 to Francis G.T. Dawson, [a director of and probably nominee for the Fairey Aviation Co Ltd], Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. C of A 2232 issued 27.9.29. Re-registered [C of R 3686] 3.32 to Fairey Aviation Co Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex. Re

Re-registered [C of R 7089] 22.5.36 to University Aero Club Ltd, Fen Ditton, later Teversham [and operated jointly with associated Cambridge Aero Club]. Withdrawn from use and stored at Teversham from 4.9.39, when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war.

Registration G-AARH cancelled as "sold" 9.6.40. Impressed into military service as AV997 4.6.40 at 46 MU RAF Lossiemouth. Transferred to 32 MU RAF St Athan 30.11.40.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when wrecked in gales while parked at RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire 6.12.40; aircraft torn from pickets whilst on delivery by 4 Ferry Pilots Pool. Wreck to 63 MU RAF Carluke and Struck Off Charge 16.1.41.

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-AARH.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2017 00:14 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2018 21:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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