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Date:13-JUL-1947
Time:day
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:Leonard R. Watson
Registration: VH-AHT
MSN: 94070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carnamah, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Carnamah, Western Australia
Destination airport:Carnamah, Western Australia
Narrative:
mid-1939: Construction commenced by De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd at Hatfield, England. No British registration allocated. However, the Air Ministry aircraft record card states that the registration G-AFPE [C of R 9106] was allocated to c/n 94070. Uncompleted airframe at Hatfield when DH.94 production line shut down in October 1939. Sold to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney, NSW; uncompleted airframe shipped to Australia for completion
00.01.40: Assembled at Mascot to RAAF as part of an order for 41 Moth Minors
16.02.40: Test flown at Mascot, Sydney, NSW
23.02.40: Taken on RAAF charge as A21-13. Received at 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond, NSW, ex De Havillands. Allotted No.25 Squadron, RAAF Pearce ex 2 Aircraft Depot
02.07.40: Departed 2 Aircraft Depot for Canberra on ferry flight to Pearce, Western Australia, accompanied by Moth Minor A21-12
08.07.40: A21-12 & -13 arrived Pearce, WA
21.04.41: Minor damage when nosed over on landing after starboard tyre burst on takeoff
28.04.42: Minor damage to undercarriage in forced landing
26.07.42: 9 EFTS Cunderdin Operational Record Book: source for all following Cunderdin references: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
10.08.42: RAAF file memo: A21-13 is currently held at No.25 Squadron, Pearce.
28.10.42: Received 35 Squadron, Pearce ex 25 Squadron
15.11.42: Issued to 25 Squadron ex 35 Squadron
13.12.42: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
04.01.43: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
12.01.43: Received 35 Squadron ex 25 Squadron
29.03.43: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
06.05.43: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
16.07.43: Issued to MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, Maylands for overhaul
26.08.43: Received 35 Squadron RAAF Pearce ex MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co, Maylands
02.11.43: arrived at Cunderdin from Maylands, returned to Maylands next day
06.11.43: Allotted No.7 Communications Unit, Pearce ex 35 Squadron. (7Comms Unit formed at RAAF Pearce 24.11.43, unit moved to Guildford/Dunreath on 10.11.44)
19.11.43: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
22.08.44: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
25.08.44: arrived at Cunderdin from Pearce, returned to Pearce same day
08.11.44: A21-12 & A21-13 ferried from Guildford to Cunderdin for storage pending disposal
13.11.44: Received at 9 EFTS Cunderdin ex 7 Comms Unit
22.01.45: Instruction from RAAF HQ: all Moth Minors are "frozen" pending disposal by CDC
20.02.45: Included in CDC Tender List No.1 with closing date for tenders 20 February 1945
09.03.45: Tender of £300 accepted by Commonwealth Disposals Commission from C. W. Hill, East Pingelly, WA
29.03.45: Delete reference to sale to C.W.Hill. Now sold for £150 to H. I. D’Alton, Ulverstone, Tasmania
12.05.45: Delivery effected to accredited representative of H.I.Dalton ex 9 EFTS Cunderdin
22.05.45: DCA Perth office memo: A21-13 has been purchased by L. R. Watson, Carnamah, WA, who plans to store the aircraft until a later date
21.08.45: Registration application: Leonard R. Watson, Carnamah, WA. A21-13 and 20087 quoted on application form. (20087 was the Gipsy Minor engine number)
24.08.45: Registration VH-AHT allocated by DCA
30.08.45: Undergoing civil overhaul at Maylands by MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co
12.10.45: Registered VH-AHT
04.01.46: C of A issued at Maylands
03.01.47: C of A expired. Renewal inspection begun at Maylands by Royal Aero Club of WA
03.06.47: C of A renewed at Maylands
00.00.47: Based on Watson's father's property at Carnamah, WA
13.07.47: Crashed on landing Carnamah, WA. Overshot during landing at his father's property, struck a fence and crashed into scrub. Badly damaged. Pilot Leonard R. Watson had minor injuries
03.01.48: Struck-off Register

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-AFPE.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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2018 21:44 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2018 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 21:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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