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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221779
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:03-DEC-1934
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:The Bengal Flying Club Ltd
Registration: VT-ACE
MSN: 1551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dum Dum Airfield, Calcutta (Kolkatta) -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 1551 DH.60M [Gipsy I engine #1088] to DeHavilland India with C of A 2657 issued 16.7.30. Registered as VT-ACE [C of R 76] on 24.12.30 to The Bengal Flying Club Ltd, Dum Dum.

Written off (destroyed) 3.12.34; While flying in the neighbourhood of the Dum Dum aerodrome his machine was seen suddenly to nose-dive. It was found completely wrecked in a paddy field. Pilot, Major Harry Meade, Assistant Surveyor General of Calcutta flying solo presumed killed instantly. Registration VT-ACE cancelled 13.12.34

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh60.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VT-.html
4. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/86-register-india
5. https://www.himalayanclub.org/hj/07/15/in-memoriam/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2019 22:30 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Feb-2019 22:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
11-Feb-2019 22:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
14-Feb-2019 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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