Accident de Havilland DH.60 Moth G-AUAP,
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Date:Sunday 11 March 1928
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Australian Aero Club SA Section
Registration: G-AUAP
MSN: 365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Parafield Airport, 18 Km (11 miles) North of Adelaide, SA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Parafield Airport, Parafield, Adelaide, South Australia (YPPF)
Destination airport:
c/no. 365 DH.60 Moth [Cirrus I #107] to Commonwealth of Australia without C of A. Registered G-AUAP 26.11.27 to Dept of Defence, Civil Aviation Branch and operated by Australian Aero Club, SA Section, Parafield, Adelaide SA. Fitted with Cirrus II.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Parafield Airport, Parafield, near Adelaide, SA 11.3.28.
Crashed while performing low level aerobatics over the airfield. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Ivor Ewing MacIntyre killed.

At an air show at Parafield on 11th March 1928, McIntyre had undertaken several successful flights with passengers, including a number of young ladies. Later in the afternoon, he took his plane up on a solo flight thrilling the crowd with aerial stunts including looping the loop. Climbing to a height of about 1,000 ft. he began a nosedive. The intention was to restart the engine and flatten out, but the engine spluttered and cut out. The plane struck the ground nose first, about 120 yards from the hangar.

McIntyre was rushed to the North Adelaide Private Hospital in critical condition with both legs badly fractured and severe concussion. He had surgery to his fractures that night, and again the next morning, but passed away later in the day. He had achieved much in his short 28-year lifespan.

Ivor Ewing McIntyre was buried on 14th March 1928 in Plot 6461, Path 39 North.

Registration cancelled 4.4.28. As reported in a contemporary Australian newspaper (The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW) Monday 12 Mar 1928 Page 11 - see link #1):

Flight-Lieutenant Mcintyre, official Instructor to the South Australian section of the Australian Aero Club, crashed at the Parafield Aerodrome this afternoon and sustained several factures of both legs. His condition to-night was reported to be serious".


1. The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW) Monday 12 Mar 1928 Page 11 'PLANE CRASHES:


Revision history:

11-Jan-2014 19:02 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Sep-2017 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2022 00:16 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
06-Dec-2023 15:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
08-Dec-2023 09:27 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
16-Dec-2023 10:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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