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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65418
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
Owner/operator:S/Ldr Herbert John Louis Hinkler
Registration: CF-APK
C/n / msn: 2049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pratomagno Alps, Tuscany -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Feltham Aerodrome, England
Destination airport:Darwin, Australia
The distinguished Australian aviator Bert Hinkler was attempting to break the record for a flight from England to Australia which stood at 8 days and 20 hours.
On the first day of the flight the DH80A Puss Moth crashed in the Pratomagno mountains in Tuscany.
The investigation carried out by the Italian authorities found that one of the plane's wings had detached in flight.
The wreckage and Hinkler's body were not to be discovered for another 3 months.


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