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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200775
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:06-OCT-1931
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:E. Kelley-Patterson
Registration: ZS-ABN
MSN: 803
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Steynsburg, Eastern Cape Province -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered G-AAAJ [C of R 1724] 31.8.28 to Lt Commander George P.G. [Glen] Kidston, Stag Lane [bought to replace G-EBVK but probably not delivered]. C of A 1617 issued 2.10.28. Registered [C of R 1788] 19.10.28 to Capt Malcolm Campbell, Stag Lane; named "Blue Bird".

Departed Croydon 3.11.28 for survey flight to North Africa by Campbell and Flt Lt D. Don in order to find long stretch of sand for land speed record attempt.

Forced landed on beach but ran into sea near Ouaouizert, Spanish Morocco on return flight 16.11.28. Salvaged and returned via Gibraltar to DH Stag Lane for rebuild; repaired 1.29 and shipped back to Campbell in South Africa for similar expedition. [Note - not the aircraft wrecked at Calvinia 25.2.29, which was Avro Avian ZS-AAK].

Registration cancelled as "sold abroad" 27.8.29. Registered in South Africa as ZS-ABN [C of R 35] 13.8.29 to [DH agent] John H Veasey, Johannesburg. Registered later in 1929 to G.S. Haggie, Johannesburg. Registered in 6.30 to Richard
Humble, Johannesburg; still named "Blue Bird". Re-registered 1931 to E Kelly-Patterson.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when Crashed at Steynsburg, Eastern Cape Province 6.10.31.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAAJ.pdf
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A.html
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?142577-Help-identify-dH60-Gipsy-Moth
6. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH60_Moth_construction_numbers_and_histories.htm
7. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/88-register-south-africa
8. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/zs-aaa.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2017 21:41 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2017 21:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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