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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221779
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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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
Departure airport:Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta
Destination airport:
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



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Revision history:

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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