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Date:22-MAR-1953
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:R.J.Robinson
Registration: VH-UQH
C/n / msn: 1685
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winning Pool Station, Carnarvon, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winning Pool Station, Carnarvon, Western Australia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy II] sold to C.W.A Scott, Australia with C of A 2929 issued 19.2.31. UK Registered as G-ABHY [C of R 2971] 9.3.31 to Charles William Anderson Scott, Stag Lane, Edgware. Middlesex. Departed Lympne, Kent 1.4.31 and arrived Darwin, NT, 10.4.31; record flight of 9 days 3 hrs 40 min [also quoted as 9 days 4 hrs 11 min]. For this achievement, the King awarded him the Air Force Cross in 1931. UK Registration G-ABHY cancelled as sold 31.12.31.

Re-registered in Australia as VH-UQH [C of R 437] 7.9.31 to R.S. White, Sydney, NSW (later Brisbane, Queensland). Registration cancelled 10.32; restored and re-registered same month to same owner. Re-registered 26.11.37 to R Lauder, Cunnamulla, Queensland [based at Eskdale, Queensland].

Re-registered 12.5.44 to Spencer Gulf Aero Club, Whyalla, South Australia. Re-registered 18.3.46 to L. McTaggart, Port Augusta, South Australia (later Carnarvon, Western Australia). Re-registered 28.2.50 to K.G. Haslen, Carnarvon, WA. Re-registered 4.3.52 to R.J. Robinson, Carnarvon, WA.

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) in a cyclone at Winning Pool Station, Carnarvon, Western Australia 22.3.53 and stored.

Remains rediscovered June 1981 in shed in Western Australia by Ed Field and bought by him; engine and bearers missing and sundry Tiger Moth parts fitted (apparently this happened back in the 1940s); shipped to Lower Plenty, Victoria for rebuild. Registered 25.10.96 to Ed Field, Beerwah, Queensland (on rebuild 2009 by Ed Field/Sandora Aviation, Caboolture, Brisbane, Queensland.

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-ABHY.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UQH.html
6. https://wiki2.org/en/C._W._A._Scott


Images:

Photo of VH-UQH courtesy AirHistory.net


Caboolture (YCAB)
27 July 2019; (c) Ian McDonell

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2017 00:08 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2017 00:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Apr-2019 10:54 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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