Incident de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth CR-MAG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216041
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Date:Saturday 2 November 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Aero Colonial
Registration: CR-MAG
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location: -   Mozambique
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Little or no information is available
c/no. 2115: Registered as G-ABFY 11.30 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane; (the 1931 "Type" machine). C of A No.2823 issued 22.11.30. Displayed on Morane-Saulnier stand by DeHavilland at Paris Aero Show 28.11.30-14.12.30. Sold to M Bailly at the Show, but French authorities refused certificate and order thus cancelled.

Re-registered 1.31 to Alfred Ellison, Castle Bromwich. Re-registered 5.9.31 to Lt Frederick E Clifford, Heston and flown by him to South Africa 9.31. After touring South Africa, Clifford sold it locally and returned to UK by boat 4.32. C of A lapsed 10.9.32 and registration cancelled as sold 11.32.

Known to have been on strength of The Durban Light Plane Club, still as G-ABFY in 7.32. Presumed re-registered in South Africa, probably as ZS-ADT (A photo of this aircraft with the registration ZS-ADT clearly visible exists, dated 13.11.32)

Crashed on take off from Stamford Hill Aerodrome, Durban, South Africa on 2.11.35.

NOTE: Some sources say that this aircraft was subsequently repaired and sold on to new owners (Aero Colonial) in Mozambique as CR-MAG


1. Voando em Moçambique (blog 921)

Revision history:

05-Oct-2018 21:05 TB Added
02-Oct-2022 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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