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Date:30-DEC-1936
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:Lawrence Aircraft Hire
Registration: G-ABWA
C/n / msn: 2229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:mouth of River Seine at Le Havre -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Villacoublay, Paris
Destination airport:Lympne, Kent [LYM/EGMK]
Narrative:
Registered G-ABWA [C of R 3709] 4.32 to Francis R Walker, Hanworth, Middlesex (later Hooton Park, Cheshire). C of A 3424 issued 21.4.32. (G-ABWA was the Winner of the Morning Post Air Race, at Heston on 21.5.32 and 5.6.33). To Walker's new company, Brooklands Airways Ltd 2.33. Operated [probably from 3.34 to 8.34] by Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon.

Registered [C of R 5582] 30.1.35 to Air Commerce Ltd, Heston. Re-registered [C of R 6350] 28.9.35 to Kenneth J Nalson, Croydon. Sold 4.36 and registered [C of R 7002] 9.5.36 to Flying Officer John K Lawrence, t/a Lawrence Aircraft Hire, West Malling, Kent.

Crashed in mouth of River Seine at Le Havre, France 30.12.36 en route Paris-Lympne whilst on hire to [writer] Charles Kennett [pseudonym for Charles K Upjohn-Carter]; no casualties. (G-ABWA had been Hired by Kennett 23.12.36 to collect jewellery from Spanish Nationalist refugees). Wreckage salvaged and believed returned to London. Registration cancelled 31.12.37 as permanently withdrawn from use.

Sources:

1. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABWA.pdf
4. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh80.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p022.html
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh80a-puss-moth-le-havre


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2013 07:37 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Dec-2017 22:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2019 02:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Apr-2019 02:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Apr-2019 02:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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