Incident Avro 594 Avian III G-EBVU,
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Date:Thursday 18 October 1928
Type:Silhouette image of generic AVIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 594 Avian III
Owner/operator:F/O Patrick G.M. Murdoch SAAF
Registration: G-EBVU
MSN: R3/CN/111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Muchinga Hills, Northern Rhodesia -   Zambia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Elizabethville, Belgian Congo
Destination airport:Tabora, Tanganikya
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avro 594 Avian III: Registered as G-EBVU [C of R 1551] 11.1.28 to AV Roe & Co Ltd. C of A 1298 issued 27.1.28. Bought 31.1.28 and re-registered [C of R 1640] 17.5.28 to H Drummond Wolff as nominee for John Body (General Manager of Mexican Eagle Oil Corporation) and flown by Flying Officer Patrick G.M. Murdoch, SAAF; named "John". Undertook Record flight Croydon-Capetown 29.7.28-12.8.28. Departed Johannesburg-Capetown on return flight 28.8.28; departed Pretoria 11.9.28 (or 13.9.28).

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when crashed inthe Muchinga Hills, Northern Rhodesia en route Elizabethville to Tabora at an unknown exact date, but prior to 18.10.28; Murdoch badly injured. Registration cancelled 12.12.28. Wreckage not found until 1938 (ten years later) and Cirrus engine mounted on pole.



Revision history:

30-Dec-2013 23:48 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Nov-2022 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative, Category]

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