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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153521
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Date:24-AUG-1941
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:1 FPP ATA
Registration: ES918
C/n / msn: 2156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Dumfries, Tinwald, Dumfrieshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Prestwick, Ayrshire (PIK/EGPK)
Destination airport:RAF White Waltham, Berkshire (EGLM)
Narrative:
Registered G-ABJU [C of R 3062] 30.3.31 to Lt Col The Master of Sempill (the 19th Lord Semphill) based at Hanworth (later Gatwick, also based at a private strip at The Lizard). C of A 2968 issued 30.4.31.

Flown to Australia by [now] Lord Sempill, departing England a month before the Melbourne Centenary Air Race, arriving in Melbourne on 28.9.34, arriving Darwin 21.11.34. After extensive touring in Australia wherein he also visited New Guinea, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide (and was critical of the lack of night flying facilities in the country and also the lack of aeronautical maps), he arrived at Perth on 4.2.35. He departed Maylands on 10.2.35 for the return trip to the U.K

Registration G-ABJU cancelled 27.3.41 as sold. Impressed into military service as ES918 on 31.5.41. Used by 4 Ferry Pilots Pool and later to 1 Ferry Pilots Pool at White Waltham.

On 24.8.41 ES918 crashed on landing at RAF Dumfries following brake seizure, en route Prestwick to White Waltham. Struck off charge 3.9.41.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABJU.pdf
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Europe/G-ABJU.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Dumfries


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2013 11:47 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2013 16:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
20-Sep-2013 07:52 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature]
04-Dec-2017 23:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Nature, Source]
19-Nov-2018 20:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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