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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140357
Last updated: 9 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Australian Aero Club, Victoria Section
Registration: G-AUME
MSN: 193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/4 mile W of Essendon, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Essendon, Victoria
Destination airport:
c/no.193 DH.60 [Cirrus I] registered G-EBME [CofR 1195] 21.8.25 to G.B.H (Rex) Mundy, Croyde, Devon (but based Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex]. C.of.A 920 issued 31.10.25. Intended to be used jointly by Mundy and W.L. [Laurence] Hope to fly to Sudan for big game hunting. This trip was postponed and flown on European tour instead.

Sold 31.1.27 and registered [C of R 1349] 10.3.27 to Air Taxis Ltd, Stag Lane (a company formed 21.12.26 by Mundy and Hope). G-EBME was the Winner of 1927 King's Cup Air Race on 30.7.27, at an average speed 92.8 mph, piloted by W.L. Hope. Subsequently fitted with Cirrus II engine, in August 1927.

Registration cancelled 22.9.27 as "sold abroad". Registered in Australia as G-AUME 26.1.28 to Australian Aero Club, Victoria Section, Essendon. Crashed following steep turn near ground and destroyed by fire 1/4 mile West of Essendon, Victoria 26.12.28; pilot Brian Rhodes and passenger A. Heaton killed. Registration cancelled 31.12.28



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Revision history:

10-Dec-2011 15:20 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Sep-2017 21:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Jul-2018 13:54 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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