Incident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth G-ACDU,
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Date:Saturday 13 June 1936
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Brooklands Air Taxis Ltd
Registration: G-ACDU
MSN: 2142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Sold to Zagreb Aero Club, Yugoslavia (unconfirmed) with C of A 2940 issued 17.3.31. Registered UN-SAA [C of R 18] 4.4.31 to Societe de Navigation Aerienne Yougoslave (Aeroput), Belgrade (delivered 4.31). Registration cancelled as sold abroad 8.32.

Flown to Heston 22.8.32 and traded in against DH.83 UN-SAK [c/n 4014]. Still being flown in Yugoslav markings by Charles Powis 11.32. Registered G-ACDU [C of R 4180] 13.2.33 to Phillips & Powis Aircraft (Reading) Ltd, Woodley. C of A renewed 7.7.33. Sold (to unknown parties) in 3.34 and 4.34. Registered [C of R 5757] 2.4.35 to Brooklands Air Taxis Ltd, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.

Written off when crashed at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire 13.6.36: En route, the pilot encountered an unusual situation and was forced to make an emergency landing. Aircraft eventually crashed in a wheat field located in Aston Clinton. All three occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Registration G-ACDU cancelled 2.7.38 as "permanently withdrawn from use".

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ACDU.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
4. https://ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh80.pdf
5. http://www.paluba.info/smf/index.php?topic=14123.0
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_UN-.html
7. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh80-puss-moth-aston-clinton
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p021.html
9. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accb1939.htm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2013 10:58 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Dec-2017 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2020 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
28-Mar-2020 23:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
10-Jan-2021 14:17 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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