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Date:21-AUG-1935
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:K.D. Pochkhanawalla, Erach R Khan & N.F. Dalal
Registration: VT-AGM
C/n / msn: 2141
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Mbeya (Tanzania) and Mpika (Zambia) -   Tanzania
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mbeya, Tanzania
Destination airport:Mpika, Zambia
Narrative:
Registered G-ABIJ [C of R 2994] 26.1.31 to Rt Hon Sir Philip A.G.D. Sassoon, Stag Lane. C of A 2886 issued 17.4.31. Sold 3.34, and new C of R 4943 prepared but not apparently issued. Named "The Spirit of Saint Christopher II" and with "India/England" titles and probably to the Maharajah of Limbdi (and based at Hanworth) who sold it 3.35 to K.D. Pochkhanawalla, Erach R Khan & N.F. Dalal for India/Capetown/UK flight. Registration cancelled early 1935 as sold abroad.

Registered in India as VT-AGM 26.3.35 to N.F. Dalal, Bombay. Flown by Pockhanawalla & Dalal from Karachi to Nairobi [en route Cape Town] between 1.8.35 and 15.8.35.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21.8.35: The crew was performing a flight from India to South Africa with intermediate stops in Karachi, Nairobi, Mbeya and Mpika. En route to Mpika, while cruising over the south of Tanganyika (now Tanzania), the single engine aircraft crashed. While all three occupants were slightly injured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was owned by N. F. Dalal.

Crew:
K. D. Pochkhanawalla,
Erach R. Khan,
N. F. Dalal.

Registration VT-AGM cancelled 22.9.36 as crashed and written off

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABIJ.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/vt-aaa.pdf
6. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1935/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-80-puss-moth-in-tanganyika/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2013 10:37 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Dec-2017 01:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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