Accident de Havilland DH.60 Moth G-EBWZ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24950
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Date:Saturday 18 January 1930
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Mrs Marjorie Hazeldene Stevens (regd. owner)
Registration: G-EBWZ
MSN: 509
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Victory Park, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/no 509: DH.60X Moth [Cirrus II]; registered as G-EBWZ [C of R 1595] 13.3.28 to Major Henry A Petre, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. C of A 1334 issued 15.3.28. Crashed Brentwood, Essex 9.7.29; repaired and returned to service. Sold December 1929 and re-registered [C of R 2394] 22.1.30 to Mrs Marjorie Hazeldene Stevens, Brooklands [and also reported as being owned by Mr Alec James Stevens].

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when stalled soon after takeoff from Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey, and crashed into Victory Park, Chertsey Road, Addlestone, Surrey 18.1.30; pilot Roland Ruutz Rees (an American National) badly injured. The passenger, and co-owner, Alec James Stevens (aged 30) died 14.2.30 of injuries sustained. Registration G-EBWZ cancelled by the CAA in January 1930 (presumably at a date between 22.1.30 and 31.1.30)

NOTE #1: There seems to be no logical explanation found at present as to why the aircraft was re-registered to a new owner five days AFTER it crashed!
NOTE #2: This aircraft was originally intended for supply to Canada but was exchanged with c/no 595, which was allocated as a seaplane for Henry Petre


2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/12/C154:


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2013 20:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Feb-2017 17:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2017 18:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2018 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Feb-2020 16:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2023 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]

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