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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202750
Last updated: 6 January 2021
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Date:07-JUN-1940
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:46 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force (46 MU RAF)
Registration: G-ABXR
C/n / msn: 1905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Cyrus, Montrose Bay, Kincardineshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Teversham, Cambridge
Destination airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire (EGQS)
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered as G-ABXR [C of R 3795] 13.6.32 to Mary du Caurroy, Her Grace The Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. C of A 3507 issued 5.7.32. Sold 9.35 to Brian Lewis & Co Ltd, Elstree (in part exchange for DH.60 Moth G-ACUR).

Re-registered [C of R 6941] 23.4.36 to Lord Pentland. Re-registered [C of R 7505] 1.12.36 to Ralph Chovas Gulley Slazenger, Sandwich, Kent (aircraft based at Teversham, Cambridge). Reportedly on tour of France & Germany in August/September 1939 when WWII broke out. Withdrawn from use and stored at Cambridge in September 1939. Registration G-ABXR cancelled as sold 7.6.40 ("Change of Ownership of Aircraft" per Air Ministry records).

Impressed into military service as AW111 9.6.40, but serial not used, as the aircraft had struck telephone cables in bad light at St Cyrus, Montrose Bay, Kincardineshire and crashed 7.6.40 (two days earlier). Aircraft was on ferry flight en route to 46 MU, RAF Lossiemouth. Struck off charge 27.6.40 as Cat.E(FA).

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABXR.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Cyrus
6. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jun40.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2017 00:04 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Dec-2017 00:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Mar-2019 18:33 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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