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Date:25-OCT-1938
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Royal Singapore Flying Club
Registration: VR-SAH
C/n / msn: 921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:into sea mile off Katong, Tanjong Rhu -   Singapore
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kallang Airport, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 921: DH.60X [Cirrus III] Seaplane regd G-AADK [C of R 1836] 19.12.28 to The Singapore Flying Club, Singapore; (supplied via Shaw Darby & Co]. C of A 1811 issued 31.1.29. Overturned and sank on landing Singapore 25.8.29; badly damaged but salvaged and repaired. This incident was the first of four crashes in the ten-year history of VR-SAH

Spun in and crashed Singapore Harbour 25.5.30; rebuilt from local spares circa December 1930. Owner renamed Royal Singapore Flying Club October 1931. Fitted with Cirrus Hermes II 1932.

Registration cancelled 1.9.34 as sold abroad. Re-registered VR-SAH 14.7.34 to Royal Singapore Flying Club. Crashed in the bridge of steamer "Silver Gull" in the Inner Roads, Singapore Harbour, Singapore 19.8.36; Jack Sale (Chief Flying Instructor, Royal Singapore Flying Club) badly injured and pupil Thomas Patrick Browne died of injuries.

Registration VR-SAH cancelled 6.11.1936. Re-registered [C of R 27] 18.12.37 to same owner; rebuilt as landplane & fitted with Gipsy I engine. Crashed on test flight in May 1938; rebuilt (again).

Written off (destroyed) Dived into sea ml off The Singapore Swimming Club HQ, Katong, Tanjong Rhu 25.10.38; pilot Police Inspector Richard Nunn killed; wreck not salvaged. A memorial service was held at sea for the pilot from a launch positioned near to the crash site.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh60.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VR-S.html
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
4. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 26 October 1938, Page 1: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19381026-1.2.9
5. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 28 October 1938, Page 4: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19381028-1.2.44
6. Malaya Tribune, 26 October 1938, Page 12: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/maltribune19381026-1.2.66


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14-Feb-2019 21:32 Dr. John Smith Added

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