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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202334
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Date:24-FEB-1935
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:George Harvey Woodhouse
Registration: G-ABAF
C/n / msn: 1258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Woodley, Reading, Berkshire
Destination airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered as G-ABAF [C of R 2637] 23.6.30 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex (and used as demonstrator). C of A 2533 issued 26.6.30. Re-registered [C of R 2922] 11.30 to Richard H Ovey, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire. Alan Cobham carried out preliminary experiments into the problem of air-to-air refuelling of an aircraft inflight, in 1930 and 1931 with a DH.60G Moth, G-ABAF, piloted by himself, supplying fuel to a DH.9, G-AACR, flown by Squadron Leader Bill Helmore.

Re-registered [CofR 3341] July 1931 to Mashusi Hachisuka, Tring (aircraft based at Hanworth Aerodrome, Hanworth, Middlesex).

Re-registered [C of R 3657] March 1932 to Capt Maxwell H Findlay, Hanworth; probably initially as nominee for former registered owner [since so operated May 1932] but later [by January 1933] operated personally. Re-registered [C of R 5488] 7.12.34 to George Harvey Woodhouse, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire.

Crashed and written off (damaged beyond repair) in a landing accident at Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey, 24.2.35. Registration G-ABAF cancelled 9.11.35 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh60.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ABAF.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.html
5. https://dokumen.pub/sir-alan-cobham-the-flying-legend-who-brought-aviation-to-the-masses-1526738406-9781526738400.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2017 21:29 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Mar-2020 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2020 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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