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Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
DeHavilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-AADI
MSN: 970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Linthorpe Golf Course, Linthorpe, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:Linthorpe, Middleseborough
DH.60G [Gipsy I] registered G-AADI [Cof R 1834] 31.12.28 to The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd and operated by DH School of Flying, Stag Lane, later Hatfield. CofA 1787 issued 5.2.29. Operated with effect from July 1932 by The Stage & Screen Aero Club, Hatfield [still in use July 1933]. Registered [Cof R 5221] 6.7.34 to William K Liversedge & Charles W. Croxford, t/a Yorkshire Air Services, Newton House, Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire. Company formed as Yorkshire Aviation Services Ltd 30.8.34.

On Sunday, 10.2.1935 the pilot who would be flying this aircraft when it crashed at Linthorpe hired it from the owners at Leeming, he and a friend took off from Leeming landing ground and flew in the direction of Middlesbrough where they both lived. The pilot then began to fly very low over the Linthorpe area and the two men were seen to wave at people on the ground.

The pilot made a very tight turn and whilst doing so the aircraft lost it's flying speed and side-slipped into the ground. To witnesses on the ground, they stated they thought the aircraft had had engine trouble and the pilot was attempting to make a forced landing on Linthorpe Golf Course. In the resulting crash, in front of the club house, the aircraft cartwheeled and the engine was torn away from the rest of the aircraft.

A local doctor, Dr Brownlee, was playing golf at the time and gave first aid to the two until an ambulance arrived and took them to hospital. The pilot's condition being described as "satisfactory", his passenger however was described as "very poorly".

Registration G-AADI cancelled 2.6.35 as "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"



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Revision history:

03-Jan-2015 09:21 Dr. John Smih Added
15-Nov-2016 23:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2017 23:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]

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