Incident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth ZS-ADT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153567
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Date:Saturday 2 November 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:The Durban Light Plane Club
Registration: ZS-ADT
MSN: 2115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Stamford Hill Aerdrome, Durban -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Stamford Hill, Durban, RSA
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Registered G-ABFY [C of R 2884] 11.30 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane; (the 1931 "Type" machine). C of A 2823 issued 22.11.30. Displayed on Morane-Saulnier stand by DeHavilland at Paris Aero Show 28.11.30-14.12.30. Sold to M. Bailly at Show, but French authorities refused certificate and order thus cancelled.

Re-registered [C of R 2977] 1.31 to Alfred Ellison, Castle Bromwich. Re-registered [C of R 3421] 5.9.31 to Lt Frederick E Clifford, Heston and flown by him to South Africa in 9.31.

After touring South Africa, Clifford sold it locally and returned to UK by sea 4.32. C of A lapsed 10.9.32 and registration cancelled 11.32 as sold. Known to have been on strength of The Durban Light Plane Club in 7.32 as G-ABFY. Presumed re-registered in South Africa, probably as ZS-ADT. (A photo of this aircraft with the registration ZS-ADT clearly visible exists, dated 13.11.32)

Crashed on take off from Stamford Hill Aerodrome, Durban, South Africa on 2.11.35

NOTE: Some sources say that this aircraft was subsequently repaired and sold on to new owners (Aero Colonial) in Mozambique as CR-MAD


Revision history:

26-Feb-2013 18:26 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Feb-2013 18:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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