Incident De Havilland DH.60 Moth G-EBKU,
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Date:Saturday 2 April 1927
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Bernard M.T. Shute Leete (Royal Aero Club)
Registration: G-EBKU
MSN: 169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Walton Airport, near Model Town, 6 miles from Lahore, Punjab -   Pakistan
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Walton Airfield, Lahore Punjab, British India (OPLH)
Destination airport:Walton Airfield, Lahore Punjab, British India (OPLH)
c/no. 169 DH.60 (Cirrus I): registered G-EBKU [C of R 1139] 10.2.25 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. C of A 864 issued 23.6.25. Flown in Kings Cup Air Race by Captain Geoffrey de Havilland 3.7.25 and retired in bad weather near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Came in 4th in the following day's Croydon Stakes, flown by Capt. W.L. Hope. G-EBKU was used as the De Havilland Company demonstrator, and also used by De Havilland School of Flying.

Re-engined with Cirrus II and registered [C of R 1318] 6.11.26 to Bernard M.T. Shute Leete, Royal Aero Club, London, who departed Stag Lane 15.11.26 en-route to India (in company with T Neville Stack, flying in G-EBMO); arrived Karachi 8.1.27. Departed for Lahore 15.2.27; arrived 1.3.27 and used in the Punjab for sales demonstrations and air experience flights.

Struck overhead wires on landing at Walton Airfield, near Model Town, 10 km (6 miles) from the city centre of Lahore, in Punjab province of Pakistan (then in British India) 2.4.27 and overturned. Pilot, Bernard M.T. Shute Leete and passenger Lady Hailey (wife of Governor of the Punjab) slightly hurt. Registration G-EBKU cancelled 13.6.27 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"


7. Kings Cup Air Race 3-4.7.25


Revision history:

17-Mar-2011 03:25 Johnny Johnny Added
10-Dec-2011 02:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2011 02:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Sep-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
19-Feb-2020 10:24 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Sep-2023 15:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Operator, Operator]]
07-Dec-2023 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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