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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203436
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60GIII Moth Major
Owner/operator:E Flt Malayan Volunteer Air Force
Registration: VR-SBA
C/n / msn: 5088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Penang, Straits Settlement -   Malaysia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Penang, Straits Settlement
Destination airport:
DH. 60GIII Moth Major' registered as G-ACST [C of R 5065] 15.6.34 to Thomas C Place, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire (based at Woodley Aerodrome, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire). C of A 4345 issued 13.8.34. Flown by Thomas C. Place to South Africa and back, departing Hatfield 14.8.34. Re-registered [C of R 5920] 28.5.35 to Tollerton Aero Club Ltd, t/a Nottingham Flying Club, Tollerton, Nottingham. Registration G-ACST cancelled as sold abroad 8.11.37.

Re-registered in Straits Settlements as VR-SBA [C of R 30] 10.1.38 to L.W. Geddes, Singapore. Re-registered [C of R 32] 28.4.38 to Wearne’s Air Services Ltd, Singapore. Possibly later to Penang Flying Club. Impressed into Malayan Volunteer Air Force (MVAF) E Flight.

E Flight MVAF was Formed at Penang 1.12.41 with five Moth Majors [VR-SAB “4”; VR-SAC “20”; VR-SAK “21”; VR-SAZ “22”; VR-SBA “1”] Four - believed to include VR-SBA - were destroyed in a Japanese air raid on Penang, Straits Settlement, Malaya on 9.12.41. Of the 45 aircraft on the strength of the MVAF on December 1st 1941, only 5 survived.



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Revision history:

27-Dec-2017 01:15 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Dec-2017 01:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
27-Dec-2017 01:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Jan-2020 21:24 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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