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Last updated: 20 April 2020
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Date:02-MAY-1932
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:Ferdinand Fluckiger
Registration: CH-270
C/n / msn: 2138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colomby de Gex near Echenevez, Ain, at 1688 MSL -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cointrin, Geneva (GVA/LSGG)
Destination airport:Courtelary/LSZJ
Narrative:
Sold to F Fluckiger, Switzerland with C of A 2907 issued 20.2.31. Registered CH-270 8.4.31 to Ferdinand Fluckiger, St Imier (based Courtelary).

Crashed on the slopes of Colomby de Gex, near Echenevez, Ain 2.5.32, at 1,688 metres ASL, en route Geneva-Courtelary; owner/pilot Ferdinand Fluckiger killed. Aircraft found in the Bauges Massif at approximate coordinates 4538′40″N, 0607′10″E. Per a contemporary report in "Flight International" Magazine (June 10 1932):

"Swiss Airman Killed

A Swiss airman, M. Fluechiger, left Cointrin for Saint Irigny on May 2 and failed to arrive. His body was later found in the wreckage of his machine on the slopes of Mount Colombier, near Echenevez, in the department of Ain."

The report implies that the aircraft was posted as "overdue" on or soon after 3.5.32, but not found for quite some time - possibly for up to a month. Registration CH-270 cancelled 2.6.32

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p021.html
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1932/1932
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh80.pdf
4. http://www.wings-aviation.ch/35-Swiss/601-Swissregister.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Colombier
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh80-puss-moth-near-echenevex-1-killed


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2013 10:19 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Nov-2013 08:15 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Mar-2019 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2019 05:24 sparrow9 Updated [Destination airport]
20-Apr-2020 18:59 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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