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Date:17-DEC-1938
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:The Plymouth & District Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-ABWZ
C/n / msn: 2236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Plymouth Roborough Airport, Devon (EGHD)
Destination airport:Kidlington Aerodrome, Oxfordshire (OXF/EGTK)
Narrative:
Registered G-ABWZ [C of R 3767] 5.32 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Brooklands. C of A 3487 issued 13.6.32. Re-registered [C of R 3888] 7.32 to Norman W.G. Edgar, t/a Norman Edgar & Co, Whitchurch. Operated on aerial delivery services with effect from 13.9.32 by J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd from their factory strip at Somerdale; painted in Fry's Chocolate colours.

Loaned by Fry's to the Marquis of Douglas & Clydesdale's Houston-Mount Everest Expedition and flown by Air Commodore P.F.M. Fellowes. Departed Heston for Karachi 16.2.33; returned to UK 15.5.33. Still painted in Fry's Chocolate colours in mid 1935, but removed by 9.35.

Operated [from 7.34] by Edgar's company, Norman Edgar [Western Airways] Ltd, Weston-super-Mare, (Major E Cadbury, Managing Director of Fry's, had an investment in Norman Edgar Western Airways). Probably transferred 10.38 to Western Airways Ltd [on take-over by Straight Corporation Ltd]. Registered 9.12.38 to The Plymouth & District Aero Club Ltd, Roborough.

Crashed near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 17.12.38.All three occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Registration cancelled with effect from 17.12.38 on census.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABWZ.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
4. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1938/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-80-in-chipping-norton/]
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2013 08:18 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Dec-2017 23:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2017 23:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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