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Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:31-DEC-1935
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:E.H.Spencer t/a Spencers Air Services
Registration: VP-YBC
C/n / msn: 2060
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sold to Aeros Pty Ltd, South Africa with C of A 2733 issued 10.9.30. Registered ZS-ACB 14.11.30. to Union Airways Ltd, Durban. Ex-Union Airways, was taken over by SAA in 1934. Unsuitable for airline operations it was used briefly by SAA for meteorological flights

Registration cancelled as sold in Southern Rhodesia 14.10.35. Sold to Spencers Air Services 15.7.35 and registered VP-YBC to EH Spencer, Victoria Falls.

Crashed Victoria Falls later in 1935. Registration cancelled 1951 as "sold pre-war" (but believed withdrawn from use after accident in the second half of 1935. The date of "31.12.35" is purely nominal: the aircraft crashed at some date between 15.7.35 and 31.12.35).

Sources:

http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH80A_Puss_Moth.html
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_VP-Y.htm
http://www.saamuseum.co.za/index.php/saa-aircraft-photographs.html
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/zs-aaa.pdf
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZAM/ZK-ACB.html


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Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2013 08:07 Dr. John Smith Added

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