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Date:03-AUG-1930
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:George Scott LIndsay
Registration: ZS-ABX
MSN: 1209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Baragwanath, Johnannesburg -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Baragwanath airfield, Johannesburg, South Africa
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered as G-AARW [C of R 2293] 16.10.29 to Frederick R [Roy] Tuckett, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; named "Doris" (and nominally based Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, having been bought through Phillips & Powis). C of A 2284 issued 30.10.29.

Departed Croydon 9.11.29 for proposed record London-Cape Town-London flight; sponsored by and carried titles of Norman Anstey & Co (a South African Department Store), Johannesburg & Durban. Damaged Aboukir 12.11.29 when accidentally started up without pilot; Tuckett was injured trying to stop aircraft which then collided with hangar.

Aircraft repaired on site 12.29. A similar accident occurred shortly afterwards, this time it struck a Fairey IIIF on landing at Assiut, Egypt; again repaired by late January 30. Damaged undercarriage on take-off in Central Uganda and somersaulted on landing Tororo, Uganda (on Uganda/Kenya border) 26.1.30.

Shipped to Nairobi for repairs, completed in 11 weeks. Flight to Cape Town completed 6.30. Registration G-AARW cancelled as "sold abroad" 9.30. Already registered as ZS-ABX [C of R 52] on 8.7.30 to Frederick R. Tuckett. Re-registered to George Scott Lindsay shortly afterwards.

Written off (Destroyed) in a crash at Baragwanath Airfield, Johannesburg, South Africa 3.8.30; pilot/owner George Scott Lindsay injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AARW.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html
5. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH60_Moth_construction_numbers_and_histories.htm
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZS-.html
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Aug30.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Nov-2017 01:24 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Nov-2017 01:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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