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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25299
Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:07-JUL-1928
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Cinque Ports Flying Club Ltd,
Registration: G-EBZN
C/n / msn: 553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lympne, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lympne, Kent (LYM/EGMK)
Destination airport:Lympne, Kent (LYM/EGNK)
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II] Moth: registered as G-EBWC [C of R 1560] 2.3.28 to The DeHavilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware, London (and used as company demonstrator). C of A 1336 issued 27.3.28. Sold 5.5.28 and delivered 10.5.28 to Cinque Ports Flying Club Ltd, Lympne, Kent

A registration application was made by the Club to change the "WC" registration (which was thought distasteful) and the aircraft was officially re-registered as G-EBZN [C of R 1687] on 9.7.28 to them.

However, on 7.7.28, two days earlier, the Moth, still as G-EBWC, was written off by Captain Took: he was performing a training mission. On final approach, to Lympne, Kent, the aircraft was too low and hit a wall before crashing near a hangar. Pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Registration cancelled 17.7.28 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"

NOTE: The registration G-EBZN was revived on 2.1.92 for the "rebuild" of DH.60 Moth c/n 608 (which never originally had this registration: c/no. 608 was G-UAAP, thence VP-AAP and finally VP-NAB). Since the "original" G-EBZN (c/no 553) was destroyed two days before it could take up the registration, then, under CAA rules, the registration was never actually issued in 1928 (it was cancelled as "not taken up") and therefore available for the rebuilt former VP-NAB.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBZNX.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E4.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60x-moth-lympne
4. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
5. 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
09-Dec-2011 15:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Dec-2013 23:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2018 12:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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