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Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Date:04-SEP-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Robert Arnold C. Sumner
Registration: G-AAYA
C/n / msn: 2031
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Registered G-AAYA [C of R 2560] 6.30 to The Hon Lady Mary Bailey, Stag Lane. C of A 2623 issued 12.7.30. Fitted with Gipsy Major and departed Croydon 15.1.33 for South Africa record attempt. Forced landed 12 miles SW of Babau [also reported as Tahoua], Niger 16.1.33. Departed 20.1.33 on return to England and arrived back 14.2.33. Still owned by Lady Bailey 7.33.

Registered [C of R 5837] 26.4.35 to Royal Air Force Flying Club, Hatfield. Registered [C of R 8051] 12.8.37 to Anthony O Humble-Smith, Christchurch. Registered 8.2.39 to John E Coxon t/a Southern Motor Co, Gatwick.

Registered 30.3.39 to Robert Arnold C Sumner, Brooklands. Withdrawn from use 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Permit for ferry from Sywell to Brooklands for storage 27.1.40. Notified to the Air Ministry as "Damaged beyond repair" at Brooklands on 9.9.40 when hangar collapsed following enemy raid on 4.9.40. Registration belatedly and retrospectively cancelled 14.11.45 at post-war census or surviving pre war aircraft.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAYA.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p020.html
6. https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/day-luftwaffe-bombed-vickers-4849006


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2013 18:38 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Nov-2017 15:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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