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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25001
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Date:18-MAY-1929
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:Irving Air Chute Co of Great Britain Ltd
Registration: G-EBUW
C/n / msn: 475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Odsey, 13 km SW of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] registered G-EBUW [C of R 1511] 3.11.27 to Hilbert E Hamer; nominee for Leslie L Irvin of The Irving Air Chute Co of Great Britain Ltd, Letchworth (as the replacement for G-EBNX). C of A 1247 issued 2.12.27.

Dived into ground Odsey, 13 km South West of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 18.5.29; killing Hilbert E Hamer (registered owner) and pilot Capt Leonard Butler, both of the Irving Air Chute Co. The Eastern Gazette of May 31st 1929, reports the two airmen were killed: Captain Leonard Butler and Mr. Hilbert G. Hamer, who co-incidentally was the son of the Chief Constable of Barnsley. This report states that the plane crashed at Odsey, Cambridgeshire, after "it looped the loop twice. The engine was shut off, and the machine descended in a nose spiral and dived to the ground. Registration cancelled 11.7.29 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Sources:

1. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1929/1929%20-%201060.html?search=Hilbert%20Gustav%20Hamer
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60-moth-odsey-killed
4. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBUW.pdf
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odsey
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E4.html
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17392-RAF-fatalities-1929&styleid=3
8. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
9. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-May-2013 00:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Aug-2017 18:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2018 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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