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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27564
Last updated: 1 May 2020
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Date:13-NOV-1931
Time:12:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Union Airways P/L
Registration: ZS-ACD
C/n / msn: 2110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,5 mi N of Sir Lowrey's Pass, WC -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Stamford Hill, Durban, SA
Destination airport:Cape Town, SA
Narrative:
Capt William Frost Davenport was on its Durban - Cape Town mail run with two passengers J. Pouradier-Dutiel, a French businessman and J.C. Young, an East Griqualand farmer. As it came over the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range it encountered a very strong South Easter and treacherous wind currents. People in the vicinity of the Sir Lowrey's Pass district saw the aircraft loose a wing and it spun towards a ploughed field, exploding on impact. The separated wing was found 229 metres to the south of the crash site.

Sources:

Fields of Air - James Byrom
http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH80A_Puss_Moth.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2013 14:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2013 15:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:39 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:40 TB Updated [Nature]

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