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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24970
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:C.G.M Alington, G.E Alington & W.J.Alington
Registration: G-EBWA
MSN: 539
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Burbage Edge near Buxton, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Broxbourne, Nazeing, Essex
Destination airport:Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire
DH.60X Moth [Cirrus II]; registered G-EBWA [C of R 1558] 23.1.28 to Capt O.S. Baker (nominee on behalf of Hon A.E.Guinness). Probably not delivered. Re-registered [C of R 1632] 11.5.28 to Kenneth George Murray, Edinburgh [but based at Brooklands, Surrey!]. C of A 1439 issued 15.6.28. Flown by owner to Nairobi, departing Brooklands 5.4.29.

Registered [C of R 2543] 30.4.30 to The Brooklands School of Flying Ltd, Brooklands. Delivered 30.6.30 and re-registered [C of R 2959] 31.12.30 to Charles F.P. Lowe, Barton, Lancashire. Operated by Northern Air Lines School of Flying, Barton with effect from 2.6.31; reformed as Manchester Aero Club [early 1932].

Re-registered [C of R 3751] 31.5.32 to Harold E Bradley, Barton. Registered [C of R 4112] 30.12.32 to Northern Air Lines [Manchester] Ltd, Barton. Re-registered [C of R 4519] 27.5.33 to The Hon Brian Lewis of Brian Lewis & Co Ltd, Heston. Sold 30.6.33 and re-registered [C of R 4635] 16.8.33 to Alexander Collinge, Barton. Re-registered [C of R 5104] 25.5.34 to Cyril Geoffrey Marmaduke Alington, Gladys Evelyn Alington, & William James Alington, Binbrook, Lincolnshire [but probably based at Broxbourne, Nazeing, Essex, where W.J.Alington was an instructor].

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when crashed near Buxton, Derbyshire 11.10.34. The two men on board had taken off from Broxbourne, Nazeing, Essex for Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire, in good weather conditions and proceeded northwest across England. As they reached the Pennines they reported encountering thick mist and a strong 60 mph head wind. The aircraft became difficult to control so the pilot decided to turn back and potentially force land the aircraft. Before dropping clear of the low cloud the aircraft struck rising ground on Burbage Edge. The aircraft turned over trapping the pair for about half an hour before they both managed to escape the wreck and walked to an AA box near the Cat & Fiddle public house.

The pilot was William James Alington (part owner of the aircraft, and an instructor at the Herts & Essex Aero Club) and the passenger was a Mr. H. Ellis.

Registration cancelled 31.10.34 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"



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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-Jan-2014 23:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 18:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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