ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1223
Last updated: 18 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Halifax Aero Club
Registration: G-CALE
MSN: 843
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia
Destination airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia
DH.60G [Gipsy I] sold to DH Canada without C of A; delivered to DH Canada at Mount Dennis 13.8.28. Used for Exhibition with dummy engine fitted. Registered as G-CALE [C of R 618] 22.11.28 to Dept of National Defence and issued to Controller of Civil Aviation, Ottawa. Returned to DH Canada 7.4.31. Re-registered 28.4.31 to Windsor-Chatham-London Coach Lines Ltd, Windsor, Ontario. Fitted with high compression engine to compete in the Tip-Top Derby. Forced landing due to engine failure on 9.6.31

Repaired and re-registered [C of R 1464] 19.1.32 to C Cooper, Walkerville, Ontario. Registration lapsed 28.1.33; renewed 4.7.33. Registration lapsed again 13.9.35. Re-registered [C of R 1966] 17.5.37 to Halifax Aero Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when collided with DH.60M CF-CEH (also of the Halifax Aero Club) over Halifax Harbour on 19.1.38; both aircraft locked wings, then fell into the harbour. All three pilots were rescued (one in CH-CEH and two in G-CALE).



Related books:

Revision history:

30-Jan-2008 10:53 JINX Added
22-Jan-2014 01:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 22:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description