Incident de Havilland DH.60G Moth G-AAZR,
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Date:Sunday 10 October 1937
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:Yorkshire Aviation Services Ltd
Registration: G-AAZR
MSN: 1275
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:York Municipal Aerodrome, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:York Municipal Aerodrome, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] Special coupe floatplane and ski version registered as G-AAZR [C of R 2617] 31.5.30 to The Royal Geographical Society for use by The British Arctic Air Route Expedition to Greenland. C of A 2625 issued 7.7.30. To Greenland, along with DH.60 Moth G-AAUR in July 1930.

Damaged on landing Tassiussak, Greenland 21.2.31; repaired and re-flown after repairs 1.5.31. Returned to UK August 1931. C of A lapsed 6.7.31. Re-registered [C of R 3578] January 1932 to Rollason Aviation Co, Croydon. Rebuilt and C of A renewed 2.3.32. Re-registered [C of R 3717] April 1932 to London General Omnibus Co [LGOC] Sports Association Flying Club, Broxbourne, Nazeing, Essex. Renamed London Transport [Central Omnibus] Sports Association Flying Club [by July 1934].

Re-registered [C of R 5661] 4.3.35 to Yorkshire Aviation Services Ltd, Leeming, North Yorkshire. Name changed 2.12.35 to Yorkshire Aviation Services Country Club Ltd; later based at York Municipal Aerodrome, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire.

Registration G-AAZR cancelled 10.10.37 after crashed on take-off from York Municipal Aerodrome, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire. C of A lapsed 29.7.38. Stored in shed at York during WWII. Parts still in store at Clifton, York until June 1951; rear fuselage used 16.6.51 as bombing display target at Festival of Britain Air Display, York.

Sources:

1. Ice Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45 By Linda Parker (Appendix G)
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/gb-registers-g-aa/g-aa-part-2?highlight=WyJnLWFhenIiXQ==
4. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAZR.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.html
6. https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/3/6/5/9/8/8/a7639495-186-de%20Havilland%20DH.60G%20Moth%20Coupe%20G-AAZR%20.jpg
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p012.html
8. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60g-moth-york
9. https://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/airfield-finder/york-clifton-rawcliffe
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Clifton

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 16:13 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Nov-2017 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2017 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2018 23:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
09-Oct-2023 07:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Operator, Location, Departure airport]]
19-May-2024 10:08 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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