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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:04-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:Dennis M M Rooke
Registration: G-EBQJ
C/n / msn: 371
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aurangabad, Maharashtra -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Destination airport:Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia
Narrative:
DH.60 [Cirrus II] registered as G-EBQJ [C of R 1344] 22.2.27 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd; built as a seaplane. Registered [C of R 1385] 14.5.27 to [Australian] Dennis M M Rooke, Hove, West Sussex; named "Marjorie". Converted to landplane and C of A 1140 issued 21.5.27. Rooke departed Croydon 24.5.27 en route Australia. Damaged on landing at Karachi 20.6.27; repaired.

Written off when crashed into a palm tree on take-off from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 4.8.27; pilot (Dennis M.M. Rooke) injured. Remains auctioned at Aviation Ball for Calcutta charities 8.9.27 but fate unknown. Registration G-EBQJ cancelled 12.3.28 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBQJ.pdf
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangabad,_Maharashtra
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E3.html
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1927/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-aurangabad/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2014 20:52 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Sep-2017 20:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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