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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206289
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:08-JUL-1940
Time:11:50 LT
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:CF RAAF
Registration: A21-11
MSN: 94074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sea off RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria
Destination airport:RAAF Laverton, Melbourne, Victoria
Narrative:
mid-1939: Construction commenced by De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd at Hatfield, England
10.08.39: Allotted registration [C of R 8988] as G-AFOA for order from Leicestershire Aero Club Ltd, Leicester Airport. Airframe uncompleted at Hatfield when DH.94 production line shut down. Application for British C of A cancelled.
16.10.39: British Registration cancelled by Secretary of State (back-dated to 10.8.39 due wartime restrictions on private flying). Uncompleted airframe sold to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Sydney and shipped to Australia
00.01.40: Assembled at Mascot to RAAF order for 41 Moth Minors. Test-flown at Mascot, Sydney, NSW
14.02.40: Taken on RAAF charge as A21-11. Received 2 Air Depot Richmond ex De Havillands
27.02.40: Issued to No.1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook ex 2 Air Depot. For instructor training.
05.06.40: Allotted to 1 Air Depot Laverton ex 1 SFTS for practice flying
18.06.40: Allotted Communications Flight, Laverton ex 1 Air Depot (later to be renamed No.1 CF)
08.07.40: Forced ditching in water of bay adjacent Point Cook airfield. Forced landing after departure from Point Cook to Laverton, due engine failure. Pilot Officer A. S. Hayes unhurt.
15.07.40: Allotted to 1 Air Depot ex Communications Flight for inspection and possible repair
04.09.40: Converted to Instructional Moth Minor No.5
00.10.40: Airframe allotted No.1 Engineering School, Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne. Engine made serviceable, removed from airframe and placed in reserve stock
23.08.45: Approved for conversion to components ex 1 Engineering School and broken up

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFOA.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh94/dh94mothminor.htm
5. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/2a21.htm
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p940.html
7. https://www.ozatwar.com//ozcrashes/vic82.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2018 19:59 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Nov-2018 16:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jun-2019 07:45 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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