Accident de Havilland DH.60X Moth G-CAKR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1221
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Date:Sunday 14 January 1934
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Toronto Flying Club
Registration: G-CAKR
MSN: 570
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Toronto Island Airport, Toronto, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Toronto Island Airport, Toronto, Ontario (YTZ/CYTZ)
Destination airport:
c/no. 570: DH.60X [Cirrus II] to Dept of National Defence, Canada with C of A 1383 issued 24.4.28. Delivered to DeHavilland Canada at Mount Dennis 18.4.28. Registered as G-CAKR [C of R 378] 25.5.28 to Dept of National Defence and issued 2.6.28 to Toronto Flying Club.

Crashed on take-off at Toronto, Ontario 14.1.34; co-pilot M.J. McMullen killed. Crew were performing a training flight. Shortly after takeoff from Toronto Island Airport, Toronto, Ontario, while climbing to a height of 100 feet, aircraft stalled and crashed near the airstrip. The copilot was killed as the instructor was injured. Cause attributed to "inadvertent reduction of speed on the part of the co-pilot to simulate an engine failure while climbing". Registration G-CAKR cancelled 2.10.36 as "destroyed"


1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999


Revision history:

30-Jan-2008 10:13 JINX Added
17-Jan-2014 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2017 15:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2020 17:15 Sergey L. Updated [Source]
11-Nov-2023 13:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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