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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22320
Last updated: 23 March 2021
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Date:29-NOV-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:9 FPP ATA
Registration: AW135
C/n / msn: 1900
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] built by DH Technical School Apprentices at Stag Lane between November 1931 and February 1932 from various stock components including the engine originally fitted to G-EBYK. Registered G-ABTS [C of R 3583] January 1932 to The DeHavilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane (for use by Apprentices and students; note "fixed" registration!). C of A 3363 issued 23.2.32.

Crashed on to a house in Whitchurch Gardens, Edgware. Middlesex 22.9.32. Rebuilt by De Havilland students by June 1933 and then used by London Aeroplane Club, Hatfield, with effect from September 1933. Sold in January 1934 to Thomas C Place, Hatfield. Sold April 1934 to Southend Flying Services Ltd; operated by Southend Flying Club, Southend. Re-registered [C of R 5297] 7.8.34. To Henlys Ltd, Heston, Middlesex.

Spun in from 250 feet and crashed at Stallpits Farm, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire 28.10.34; pilot, 2nd Lt W F Fletcher and passenger A G Hamilton killed. Sold for rebuild and registered [C of R 5647] 27.2.35 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Brooklands, West Byfleet, Surrey. Re-registered [C of R 6765] 25.2.36 to Brooklands Flying Club Ltd, Brooklands.

Re-registered [C of R 7809] 6.4.37 to Alexander W Whittet, Brooklands. Re-registered [C of R 8691] 10.8.38 to Brooklands Flying Club Ltd, Brooklands (later based Shoreham). Registration cancelled 23.6.40 as sold.

Impressed into military service as AW135 on 23.6.40 (same day) and to 46 MU RAF Lossiemouth. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when overshot on landing at RAF Hawarden, Flintshire 29.11.40, whilst on delivery by 9 Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary to 32 MU St Athan. Probably not repaired and struck off charge 1.4.42.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft AA100-AZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2000 p 142)
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABTS.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
4. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60g-gipsy-moth-raf-hawarden
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
7. G-ABTS crash 22-9-32: https://www.airteamimages.com/de-havilland-moth_G-ABTS_-private_144441.html
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p019.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 23:17 Anon. Added
17-Jan-2012 13:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
14-Oct-2013 00:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2014 02:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 09:41 Angel dick one Updated [Location, Departure airport]
15-Aug-2017 22:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 20:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-May-2019 00:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2019 04:32 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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