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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1227
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1929
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Calgary Aero Club
Registration: G-CALA
C/n / msn: 579
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calgary Airport, Calgary, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Calgary Airport, Calgary, Alberta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] sold to Dept of National Defence, Canada with C of A 1419 issued 17.5.28; delivered to DH Canada at Mount Dennis 13.6.28. Registered as G-CALA [C of R 392] 12.6.28 to Department of National Defense and issued to Controller of Civil Aviation, Ottawa. Damaged Woodstock, Ontario 19.8.28; repaired and issued to Calgary Aero Club 9.10.28.

Destroyed at Calgary, Alberta, 19.5.29; The pilot and his passenger were engaged in a private flight around the airport of Calgary. In flight, while completing a looping, pilot lost control of the aircraft and it dived into the ground. Both occupants were killed. Crew: N.E. Stevens, pilot. Passenger: H.A. McCallum.

Cause: Control was lost following a structural failure in flight.

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1929/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-calgary-1-killed/]
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/96-register-canada-g-c
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-C.html
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
6. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/cab_detail_G_CA.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2008 10:54 JINX Added
12-Jan-2014 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2017 17:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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