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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18787
Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Date:03-MAY-1975
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:Strathallan Collection
Registration: G-AFOZ
C/n / msn: 94055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edinburgh Airport, Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Edinburgh Airport, Turnhouse (EDI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 3011] on 9.5.39 as G-AFOZ to the Redhill Flying Club Ltd., Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey. C of A 6710 issued May 1939. Withdrawn from use 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of WW II.

Civil registration G-AFOZ cancelled 26.1.40 when impressed into military service as W7975.

Civil registration G-AFOZ reinstated [C of R 9011/2] on 6.4.46 to the Roysal Air Force Flying Club, Panshangar, Herfordshire. Registration G-AFOZ cancelled/lapsed 10.5.50.

Registration reinstated [C of R 9011/3] to Miss Jean Lennox Bird, Alton, Hampshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed 30.5.50. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 9011/4] 2.6.50 to John Akerigg Allan, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. Registration G-AFOZ cancelled/lapsed 6.6.53.

Sold on and re-registered [with new C of R 1146/5] on 13.6.53 to David George Sinclair Coffey, MBE, F.R.Met S., A.RAeS, West Kensington, London W.14. Registration cancelled/lapsed 30.10.53. Registration reinstated [C of R 1146/6] on 11.11.53. Registration cancelled/lapsed 16.6.54

Sold on and re-registered [C of R 1146/7] on 23.6.54 to the Viking Marine Company Ltd., Ashford, Middlesex. Registration cancelled/lapsed 17.6.57. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 1146/8] two days later (19.6.57) to Air Navigation & Trading Co Ltd., Blackpool, Lancashire (aircraft based at Blackpool airport, Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire). Registration cancelled/lapsed 29.9.58

Sold on and re-registered [C of R 1146/9] on 10.10.58 to Peter Garnet Stott, Normanton-le-Heath, Leicestershire. Registration cancelled/lapsed 12.2.70. Sold on and re-registered [C of A 1146/10] 27.2.70 to Christopher Paul Blundell, Gillingham, Dorset, and William Grant Watson, Christchurch, Hampshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed 20.9.71

Registration restored [C of R 1146/11] on 9.3.72 to William James Denby Roberts, Wadhurst, Sussex. However, usually referred to in contemporary reports as "The Strathallan Collection" - an aircraft museum based at Strathallan Airfield, Auchterader, Perthshire

Written off (destroyed) 3.5.75: Crashed some 3,000 metres from the runway during low level display flight at Edinburgh Airport, Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian. One of the two persons aboard died in hospital the following day. Registration G-AFOZ formally cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" 9.6.75

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFOZ-1.pdf
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFOZ-2.pdf
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFOZ-3.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
6. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1232603
7. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1385914
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p940.html
9. Flight International 24.1.76 [page 185] https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1976/1976%20-%200143.html?search=G-AFOZ


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2011 03:14 Anon. Updated [Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
24-Jun-2013 08:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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