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Date:10-AUG-1937
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Anthony Ord Humble-Smith
Registration: G-ADOC
C/n / msn: 2188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ferndown, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ferndown, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Registration initially reserved as G-ABNF [C of R 3234] 7.6.31 but not taken up. To US Military Attache, US Embassy, London with C of A 3187 issued 4.9.31, apparently without serial or identification, other than US military colour scheme. Flown by Captain Monohan [7.33]. For sale 5.35 from DH Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Re-registered as G-ADOC [C of R 6188] 8.35 to unknown party (probably Captan Godfrey Bremridge, Weybridge (based at Brooklands Aerdrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey). C of A 3187 renewed 6.9.35.

Re-registered [C of R 7827] 21.4.37 to Anthony Ord Humble-Smith, Christchurch. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10.8.37: Crashed on take-off, Ferndown, Dorset. Pilot Anthony Lucas injured. C of A expired 17.9.37 and not renewed.

Registration G-ADOC cancelled by the Air Ministry in 1945 post-war census of surviving pre-war aircraft, but Air Ministry files note that the accident ("destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft") took place some time in 1937.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABNF.pdf
4. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADOC.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p021.html
7. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
8. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/airfields/xchresc.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2017 20:16 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Dec-2017 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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