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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1200
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Leigh B Sheppard
Registration: G-CAJW
MSN: 535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sturgeon River, Toronto, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sturgeon River, Ontario
Destination airport:Toronto, Ontario
DH.60X [Cirrus II engine #245] to De Havilland South Africa with C of A 1311 issued 11.2.28 and allocated to J.H.Veasey, DeHavilland Agent in South Africa. Diverted from contract and delivered instead to DeHavilland in Canada; arrived DeHavilland Canada at Mount Dennis 30.3.28. Registered as G-CAJW [C of R 355] 27.4.28 to Leigh B Sheppard, Toronto; delivered 21.4.28 (as seaplane).

Crashed on take-off at Sturgeon River, Ontario 5.3.29 (pilot L.B. Sheppard). Rebuilt as DH.60M (using c/n 761) and fitted with Gipsy I and re-registered CF-OAA [C of R 561] to Ontario Provincial Air Service, Sault Ste Marie;. Fitted with Gipsy II engine in May 1934. Stalled and crashed on take-off from lake at Twin Lakes, Ontario 19.6.46.


1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 Jun 1946 CF-OAA Ontario Provincial Air Service 0 Twin Lakes, Ontario w/o

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Revision history:

30-Jan-2008 00:43 JINX Added
04-May-2013 16:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2017 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 06:12 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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