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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26692
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Date:17-MAY-1928
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:Lt Commander Henry C MacDonald
Registration: G-EBVX
C/n / msn: 538
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sollum Bay Beach, off Sidi Barrani, Matruh -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Baghdad, Iraq
Destination airport:Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex
Narrative:
DH.60X [Cirrus II]: registered as G-EBVX [C of R 1555] 23.1.28 to Lt Commander Henry C. MacDonald, Stag Lane, Edgware, London [as a single-seater with long-range tanks]. C of A 1308 issued 27.2.28 and delivered 22.3.28.

Flown by MacDonald to Baghdad, Iraq, 2.4.28, but damaged in a crash on the return flight, when made an emergency landing on a beach at Sollum Bay, off Sidi Barrani, Matruh, Egypt, 17.5.28 (at approximate Coordinates: 3136′39″N 2555′32″E); the pilot/owner was uninjured, but the remains of G-EBVX were abandoned on site to local Arabs. Registration cancelled 29.12.28 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBVX.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E4.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidi_Barrani
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1928/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-egypt/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2011 15:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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