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Date:23-NOV-1945
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.Spahni
Registration: HB-EFE
C/n / msn: 2062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spreitenbach -   Switzerland
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Spreitenbach, Swizterland
Destination airport:Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Narrative:
Sold to Werner Stocklin, Switzerland with C of A 2679 issued 26.8.30. Registered CH-260 3.9.30 to Fernand Fluckiger, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Registered 5.3.31 to Robert Fretz, Zurich-Dubendorf [later Altenrhein]. Winner first prize at International Competition at Bucharest 6.31, piloted by Fretz. Reregistered HB-EFE 10.34 to same owner. Registered in 1936 to Dir. Komitee d'Aero Club de Suisse, Dubendorf.

Re-registered 4.39 to E Spahni, Zurich [based Spreitenbach]. Ernst Spahni returned after the war with HB-EFE, a DH80 Puss Moth, according Spreitenbach back. On second week after the resumption of the towing operations took place on 23 November 1945, a serious accident. the
21-year-old Franz Zgraggen wanted to carry out his first aerotow. During the tow, he lost the
control of the aircraft and hung the Tug of gravity among Spahni literally on. The wings of the Schulfl ugzeuges were not grown and the weight folded together. Sail area of ieger crashed
from around 50 meters to the ground. Could Zgraggen was killed on the spot, the Spahni
DH.80 catch just above the ground and the Dampen impact in this way something. Could Mr. Lipps and his son from be rescued the burning wreck. the Passenger who was in the Schleppfl ugzeug, could on its own from the rubble and rescue the nearby main road crawl By the accident lost the sail-flieger "their" single tug.

Sources:

http://www.swiss-archives.ch/detail.aspx?ID=3111669
http://www.sgzuerich.ch/download/Jahresbericht_2005.pdf
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_HB-.htm
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p020.htm
http://www.wings-aviation.ch/35-Swiss/601-Swissregister.htm


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24-Feb-2013 08:49 Dr. John Smith Added

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