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Date:11-FEB-1929
Time:c.8:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:EW Cornish, t/a The Crimson Aircraft Co
Registration: G-AUHA
C/n / msn: 426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:3 miles from Marulan, near Goulburn, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Goulburn, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] sold to DH Australia 1927 without C of A. Registered as G-AUHA [C of R 197] 30.3.28 to Julius Rosenfeld, Sydney. Re-registered 30.9.28 to E W Cornish, t/a The Crimson Aircraft Co, Bankstown, NSW.

Written off when crashed three miles from Marulan, near Goulburn, NSW 11.2.29; pilot E W Cornish and pupil G K Wride killed. The aircraft had arrived at Goulburn at 08.00 hrs and was to continue on to Sydney. The weather was deteriorating and the two occupants, Capt. E.W. Cornish, owner of the machine and his pupil, G.K. Wride were advised by Capt. Matheson, an instructor with the Goulburn Aero Club, not to continue the flight. Nevertheless, Cornish elected to carry on and evidently Wride was in control when the aircraft, flying at around 100-150 feet, nose dived onto a stony ridge three miles from Marulan. Both aviators died of their injuries and the aeroplane was "reduced to a tangled mass of wreckage".

Registration cancelled 20.2.29 as "destroyed". Despite this, G-AUAH was reconstructed by General Aircraft Co as c/n 7, and rebuilt as VH-ULH (registered as such 30.7.29)

Sources:

1. Adelaide Register-News Pictorial for 15 February 1929 and The Sydney Morning Herald 12 February
1929
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUHA.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60-marulan-2-killed
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2014 21:51 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Sep-2017 12:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
13-Aug-2018 18:15 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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