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Last updated: 7 January 2021
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Date:20-NOV-1940
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:45 MU RAF
Registration: AX794
C/n / msn: 1669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy II] sold to The Shell Co of East Africa, Kenya, with C of A 2844 issued 8.12.30. Registered in Kenya as VP-KAI [C of R 10] 21.2.31 to The Shell Co of East Africa Ltd, Nairobi, and flown by Flt Lt Peter Vines. Badly damaged in forced landing in Lake Victoria, near Mbarara, Uganda circa 12.7.31; pilot Peter Vines injured. airframe salvaged and rebuilt.

Re-registered in the UK as G-ADEZ [C of R 5711] 29.3.35 to unknown party. (Possibly De Havuilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex). C of A renewed 5.4.35. Registered [C of R 5987] 20.5.35 to Christopher Frost, Brooklands Aerodrome, Brooklands, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey. Sold May 1938 and re-registered [C of R 8576] 23.6.38 to South Staffordshire Aero Co Ltd, Walsall Aerodrome, Wallsall, Staffordshire. Registration G-ADEZ cancelled 20.7.40 as sold.

Impressed into military service as AX794 23.7.40 and delivered to 45 MU, RAF Kinloss. Substantially damaged when blown over in gales at RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire 20.11.40. To DH Witney for repairs 5.12.40 but repairs not proceeded with, and instead struck off charge 2.1.41

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADEZ.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
4. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VP-K.html
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/vp-kaa.pdf
7. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=93:register-other
8. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Nov40.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 23:07 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jan-2018 23:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2018 23:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Jan-2021 21:01 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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