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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199172
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:29-NOV-1935
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:Rand Flying Club
Registration: ZS-ABI
MSN: 1124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng (FAGM)
Destination airport:Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng (FAGM)
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] to Major Allister Miller (of Union Airways), South Africa with C of A 2093 issued 5.7.29. Registered as ZS-ABI [C of R 37] 7.8.29 to Union Airways [Pty] Ltd, Cape Town and used as mailplane. The only bi-plane ever operated by SAA (South African Airways) was a single de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth. ZS-ABI was taken over from Union Airways in 1934. The aircraft carried one passenger. SAA used it for non-scheduled work. Union Airways operated five of the type, two of which had enclosed cockpits. To Rand Flying Club, Germiston in early 1935.

Crashed 29.11.35.The pilot, sole on board, was performing a private flight around Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng, when the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60g-gipsy-moth-johannesburg
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Airport#Pre_WWII
4. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH60G_Gipsy_Moth.html
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/zs-aaa.pdf
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZS-.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2017 18:56 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Aug-2017 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Dec-2020 17:22 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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