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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202355
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Date:15-JUL-1939
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:The Costwold Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-ABBV
C/n / msn: 1276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Deans Farm, Brockworth, near Churchdown, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered as G-ABBV [C of R 2693] 30.6.30 to Lt Col George L.P. Henderson, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (who was killed 21.7.30) and aircraft probably not delivered due to death of intended owner. Re-registered [C of R 2762] 26.7.30 to Hugh Cahill, t/a Iona National Air Taxis & Flying School, Baldonnel, Dublin. C of A 2599 issued 26.7.30. Registration cancelled September 1931 as sold abroad.

Re-registered in Ireland as EI-AAK on 22.8.31 to Iona National Airways, Kildonan (which had been formed by Hugh Cahill and J.C. Malone in February 1931). Re-registered 2.12.33 to Lady Cathleen Nelson, t/a Everson Flying Services, Kildonan. Re-registered 22.3.35 to Dublin Air Ferries Ltd, Kildonan.

Irish Registration EI-AAK cancelled 2.3.36. Returned to UK 7.4.36. UK registration G-ABBV restored 17.4.36. C of A renewed 4.6.36. Registered [CofR 7115] 10.6.36 to Malcolm & Farquharson Ltd, Heston Aerdrome, Heston, Middlesex. Re-registered [C of R 7234] 5.8.36 to Frederick W. Denew, Hatfield. Hertfordshire. Re-registered [C of R 8154] 20.10.37 to Witney & Oxford Aero Club Ltd, Witney, Oxfordshire. Re-registered [C of R 8683] 8.8.38 to The Cotswold Aero Club Ltd, Cheltenham.

Written off (destroyed) when stalled and spun into the ground at Deans Farm, Brockworth, near Churchdown, Gloucestershire 15.7.39; pilot Charles Henry Pitt (aged 31) killed. Registration G-ABBV cancelled 24.8.39 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABBV.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm


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30-Nov-2017 17:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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