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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28255
Last updated: 9 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Lt Cdr Henry C MacDonald
Registration: G-EBWV
MSN: 566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:missing Atlantic Ocean, off St John's NL -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Destination airport:UK
c/no. 566 DH.60X [Cirrus II]: registered G-EBWV [CofR 1590] 28.3.28 to the De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, Stag Lane. No C of A issued since used for tests and completed as long-range endurance model; fitted with Gipsy I 7.28.

Achieved height record of 19,980 ft on 25.7.28, flown by Capt. Geoffrey de Havilland (with Mrs de Havilland) from Stag Lane; (not G-AAAA as sometimes reported). Fitted with extra fuel tanks and flown by Capt. Hubert Broad for continuous 24 hours 16/17.8.28 at Stag Lane - an unofficial British light plane endurance record.

Loaned to or bought by Lt Cdr Henry C MacDonald for solo Transatlantic flight and shipped to Newfoundland from Liverpool, arriving 27.9.28. Departed St Johns, Newfoundland 17.10.28 and last seen some 7.5 hours later by the steamer Hardenberg at lat 53.29N: long 41.30W - 600 miles out to sea. Presumed ditched in North Atlantic. Registration cancelled 9.10.28.


4. HC McDonald lost over Atlantic 18 Oct 1928

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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2011 17:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Mar-2017 22:39 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Sep-2017 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Source]
27-Nov-2021 03:25 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
28-Nov-2021 00:06 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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