Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth ZS-AFG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153530
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Date:Tuesday 4 August 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Johannesburg Light Plane Club
Registration: ZS-AFG
MSN: 2177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Du Toits Kloof, 70 km NE of Capetown -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Johannesburg, South Africa
Destination airport:Cape Town, South Africa
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Sold to DH South Africa with C of A 3084 issued 19.6.31. Registered ZS-BBC [C of R 63] 7.31 to Otto Thaning (in special out of sequence marks for the Danish Vice-Consul in Johannesburg). Flown Cape Town to London 6.32. Flown Copenhagen to South Africa, reportedly departing Copenhagen 10.11.32; however test flown at Stag Lane on that date and presumed then to Copenhagen.

Re-registered ZS-AFG 3.12.34 to Johannesburg Light Plane Club. Crashed at Du Toits Kloof. 70 km north east of Capetown, South Africa 4.8.36; both persons on board - J.F. Buchan & K Leigh - were killed.


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25-Feb-2013 15:11 Dr. John Smith Added

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