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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202640
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Date:12-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:1 EFTS RAAF
Registration: A7-96
MSN: 1883
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Parafield, 18 Km North of Adelaide, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Parafield, South Australia (YPPF)
Destination airport:Parafield, South Australia (YPPF)
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] first registered as G-ABSD [C of R 3494] 21.11.31 to Robert T (Rab) Richards, Brooklands Aerdorome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey. C of A 3272 issued 23.11.31. Named "Miss Beefex", it was flown by Richards and [co-owner/owner] Lady Isabel (Bee) Chaytor to Australia, departing Brooklands 4.3.32; damaged on landing in snow at Sofia, Bulgaria 9.3.32; repaired. Lady Chaytor left flight at Calcutta with gastric flu; Richards arrived Australia 25.4.32.

Sold by Richards 13.10.32 and crashed into hill on forced landing near Bungendore, NSW 14.10.32, whilst being delivered by him from Melbourne to Sydney. UK Registration G-ABSD cancelled as sold abroad 2.33. Wreck acquired by Reg Annabel and engine salvaged for use in rebuild of Moth VH-UMS. Annabel was killed in crash of Moth VH-UQN and the wreck of G-ABSD was then sold to Nancy Bird (with engine from VH-UJL).

Rebuilt by Wally Kuhl and registered as VH-UTN [C of R 518] 4.4.35 to Miss Nancy de Low Bird, Sydney; named “Vincere”. Re-registered mid-1935 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney, NSW. Re-registered 11.35 to Aero Club of South Australia Ltd, Adelaide. Re-registered 1936 to Royal Aero Club of SA, Parafield, South Australia. Fitted (by now) with Cirrus III engine.

Registration VH-UTN cancelled 22.7.40. Impressed into military service as A7-96 and issued to 1 EFTS Parafield, South Australia.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on landing Parafield, South Australia 12.12.40. (Also quoted as approved for reduction to spares 2.12.40).

In 1986, a basket case of DH.60 parts (principally G-ABSD's original engine - no.1342, later fitted to VH-UAQ and also engine no.817 from VH-UND, later fitted to VH-UPD) was acquired by Mike Vaisey in Oregon, USA. Registration G-ABSD restored 3.2.86 to Michael E Vaisey, Hemel Hempstead (as a rebuild project).

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABSD.pdf
4. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
6. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/2a7.htm
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U1.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Dec-2017 18:24 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Feb-2019 15:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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