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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202561
Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Time:11:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:Lady Young
Registration: G-ABND
MSN: 1845
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kariba Gorge, Zambesi River, 100 miles NE of Gokwe, Southern Rhodesia -   Zimbabwe
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
Destination airport:Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
DH.60G [Gipsy II] registered as G-ABND [C of R 3232] 3.6.31 to A.S. Freeman. C of A 3078 issued 15.6.31. Re-registered [C of R 3420] 9.31 to Georges James C. Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Peterborough [aircraft based at Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Moiddlesex]. For sale 2.32 by Brian Lewis & Co Ltd, Heston. Re-registered [C of R 4118] 5.1.33 to Airwork Ltd, Heston.

Used by Nigel Norman as technical adviser to Beit Railway Trustees for Cairo-Cape route survey; departed Heston 10.1.33 for Rhodesia and Johannesburg. Sold by Airwork ex Salisbury, Rhlodesia 4.33 to Lady Young, wife of the Governor of Nyasaland, Zomba, Northern Rhodeisa (now Zambia). Registration cancelled 2.5.33 as sold abroad.

According to some sources, the aircraft was sold to Egypt, and registered as SU-AAH, but for some reason was painted up as SU-ABF at Heston in May 1933. Neither of these two registrations was apparently taken up by this aircraft, but SU-ABF was instead taken up by DH.60G Moth c/no 1914 to Misr-Airwork Ltd., on or soon after 18.10.32. (This aircraft had only first flown 14.10.32)

Probably not registered locally and almost certainly the aircraft flown by Lady Young which forced landed and was wrecked in desolate country near the Kariba Gorge on the Zambesi River, 100 miles North East of Gokwe, Southern Rhodesia 28.2.35. The position of the crash was later estimated to be 17.3 Lat. and 28.50 Long., or 16.55 Lat. and 28.45 Long., by different flyers over the area.

Aircraft was en route from Livingstone, Northen Rhodesia to Lusaka; Lady Young and passenger Doctor T.R.F. Kerby of Northern Rhodesia Medical Service rescued after 4 days and after walking 60 miles



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Revision history:

05-Dec-2017 19:47 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Dec-2017 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-Dec-2017 19:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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