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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:British Air Transport Ltd
Registration: G-ABAS
C/n / msn: 1539
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ridgeway Farm, South Nutfield, near Redhill, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey
Destination airport:Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey
DH.60M [Gipsy I] registered as G-ABAS [C of R 2651] 4.6.30 to Samuel N. Turner, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. C of A 2539 issued 6.6.30. Sold February 1931 and re-registered [C of R 3261] June 1931 to Charles O. Powis [of Phillips & Powis], Woodley, Reading, Berkshire.

Re-registered [C of R 3360] August 1931 to Laurence Lipton, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Re-registered [C of R 4626] 11.8.33 to Michael D.L. Scott, t/a Skegness & East Lincolnshire Aero Club, Skegness, Lincolnshire. Re-registered [C of R 5468] 26.11.34 to British Air Transport Ltd, Croydon (based at Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Ridgeway Farm, South Nutfield, near Redhill, Surrey 20.3.35. According to a contemporary newspaper report on the incident ("Surrey Mirror" - Friday 22 March 1935)

A private aeroplane crashed at Ridgeway Farm, South Nutfield, at about 1 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, toppling over in a field whilst making a forced landing. The occupant, described as Thomas Horwood, a Catford pilot, was taken by Reigate police ambulance to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, having escaped with injuries to his mouth and chin and slight shock. The fabric of the machine was considerably damaged. P.C. Saunders, of Nutfield, was early on the scene, and the ambulance was attended by P.C.'s Bowdes and Williams."

Registration G-ABAS cancelled 2.12.35 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"


1. Surrey Mirror - Friday 22 March 1935

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Revision history:

29-Nov-2017 22:05 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Feb-2020 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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