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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163121
Last updated: 17 August 2019
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Date:06-AUG-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Australian Aero Club (Victoria Section)
Registration: G-AUAF
C/n / msn: 243
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Essendon, Melbourne -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Destination airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Narrative:
DH.60 [Cirrus I] shipped to Australia on the S.S. Largs Bay, having been sold to the Controller of Civil Aviation, Australia with C of A 963 issued 20.4.26. Shipped to Australia on the S.S. Largs Bay. An Australian Certificate of Airworthiness was issued for it on 12.7.26 and it was officially registered to the CAB on the same day. Registered G-AUAF [C of R 135] 12.8.26 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence and issued to Australian Aero Club (Victoria Section), Essendon, Melbourne.

Written off when destroyed after crashing into the reservoir on the eastern boundary of Essendon aerodrome, Essendon, Melbourne 6.8.27; While both occupants were injured, aircraft was destroyed. Registration G-AUAF cancelled same day

Sources:

1. http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/DH60%20G-AUAF.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUAF.html
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
6. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1927/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-essendon/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2014 00:53 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Sep-2017 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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