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Last updated: 28 February 2019
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Date:08-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:1 FPP ATA
Registration: X5111
C/n / msn: 1838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Silloth, Cumberland
Destination airport:RAF Squires Gate, Lancashire
Narrative:
c/no.1838: DH.60G [Gipsy II]: registered G-ABJH [C of R 3046] 31.3.31 to Lionel M.J. Balfour, Hanworth. C of A 2935 issued 14.4.31. Also operated by Miss Rachel Balfour. Registerd [C of R 4138] 31.1.33 to Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Portsmouth, and operated [after 30.6.33] by Portsmouth Aero Club.

Re-registered [C of R 6942] 23.4.36 to The Hon Brian Lewis, t/a Brian Lewis & Co Ltd, Heston. Re-registered [C of R 7194] 17.7.36 to The Border Flying Club Ltd, Carlisle.

Registration G-ABJH cancelled 20.12.39 as "sold". Impressed into military service as X5111 12.2.40. Delivered to 22 MU, RAF Silloth, Cumberland.

Damaged 8.12.40 in windy weather Squires Gate, whilst being ferried by No.1 Ferry Pilots Pool; The aircraft crashed on landing and was damaged beyond repair. The pilot was unhurt. Believed scrapped/dumped at Squires Gate. Struck off charge 30.12.40

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-squires-gate-afb/]
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. http://www.ukserials.com/serials-older-0x.htm
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABJH.pdf
6. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Dec40.html
7. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 23:17 Anon. Added
09-Dec-2011 12:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 06:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
15-Aug-2017 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 20:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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