Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth ZS-ACD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27564
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Date:Friday 13 November 1931
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Union Airways P/L
Registration: ZS-ACD
MSN: 2110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:0,5 mi N of Sir Lowrey's Pass, WC -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Stamford Hill, Durban, SA
Destination airport:Cape Town, SA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Capt William Frost Davenport was on its Durban - Cape Town mail run with two passengers J. Pouradier-Dutiel, a French businessman and J.C. Young, an East Griqualand farmer. As it came over the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range it encountered a very strong South Easter and treacherous wind currents. People in the vicinity of the Sir Lowrey's Pass district saw the aircraft loose a wing and it spun towards a ploughed field, exploding on impact. The separated wing was found 229 metres to the south of the crash site.


Fields of Air - James Byrom

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2013 14:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2013 15:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:39 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:40 TB Updated [Nature]

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