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Date:21-AUG-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60 Moth (Cirrus I)
Owner/operator:London Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-EBKT
C/n / msn: 168
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dennis Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, London
Destination airport:Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex
Narrative:
c/no. 168 Prototype DH.60 Moth (Cirrus I); regd G-EBKT [CofR 1138] 10.2.25 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware, London. First flown by Capt Geoffrey de Havilland 22.2.25 without markings but exhibited to press fully painted at Stag Lane 2.3.25. Flown by Alan Cobham non-stop from Croydon to Zurich and back 29.5.25 in 13 hrs 49 min flying time - at average speed of 74.5 mph and fuel cost of 4.60 (apparently before issue of CofA!). CofA 863 issued 25.6.25. Flown in Kings Cup Air Race by Cobham 3.7.25 (entered by Sir Charles Wakefield of Castrol); departed Croydon but retired near St Albans in bad weather. Flown following day in "compensatory" shorter distance "Croydon Stakes" over 523 miles and came in 2nd (of 5) at 87.3 mph.

Used as De Havilland company demonstrator and by De Havilland School of Flying. Sold 31.3.26 and registered [CofR 1250] 17.4.26 to Mrs Sophie C Elliott-Lynn & Norman H Jones, Stag Lane. Private entry by Mrs Elliott-Lynn in Paris Concours d'Avions Economiques in August 1926; entry no.1 - came 7th of 8! Sold and delivered 10.1.27 and registered [CofR 1340] 4.2.27 to The London Aero Club Ltd [London Aeroplane Club], Stag Lane (to replace G-EBNP).

Spun in and crashed at Dennis Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex 21.8.27; The pilot Stanley Pritchard-Barrett was performing a pleasure flight with his wife on board. While approaching Stag Lane Airport, the single engine aircraft crashed for unknown reasons in Dennis Lane, near Stanmore, in the grounds of the residence of Major Sir Maurice FitzGerald, Baronet. While both occupants were injured, Stanley Pritchard-Barrett was severely injured about his head, and his wife, who was a passenger, had a leg broken. The machine fell from a height of about 90 feet. The aircraft was destroyed. Registration G-EBKT cancelled on January 20, 1928 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBKT.pdf
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1927/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-united-kingdom/]
4. https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/22-february-1925/
5. https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im19450927FL-CirrusMoth.jpg
6. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576573


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2011 03:13 Johnny Johnny Added
09-Dec-2011 14:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 19:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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