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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163192
Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Deutscher Sportflieger Klub
Registration: G-W101
C/n / msn: 374
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tempelhof, Berlin -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Tempelhof, Berlin (THF/EDDI)
Destination airport:Tempelhof, Berlin (THF/EDDI)
DH.60 [Cirrus II] sold to Deutscher Sportflieger Klub, Staaken as gift from its president, Karl Bercowitz (a prominent German banker) with C of A 1112 issued 10.4.27. Delivered by air from Croydon to Berlin/Tempelhof (via Rotterdam) by Captain Hubert Broad 22-23.4.27 with official ferry marks G-W101. For operation by both Karl Bercowitz and the Deutscher Sportflieger Klub, this Moth was the first British aeroplane sold to Germany after WWI.

Written off when crashed on takeoff 6.6.27 at Tempelhof, Berlin; Alfred Heft, test pilot by Junkers, was performing a test flight on this DeHavilland DH.60 Moth. Shortly after takeoff from Berlin-Tempelhof, in initial climb, aircraft went out of control and crashed, killing the pilot.

Cause: Reason for crash is unknown but this accident led to initial refusal by German authorities to certify the DH.60 Moth as "airworthy" and "safe to fly".



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Revision history:

11-Jan-2014 21:22 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Jan-2014 13:36 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 20:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]

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