Incident de Havilland DH.60 Moth G-EBLS,
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Date:Wednesday 8 February 1928
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Aeroplane Club
Registration: G-EBLS
MSN: 185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Destination airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
c/no. 185 DH.60 [Cirrus I]: registered G-EBLS [C of R 1177] 22.6.25 to The Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd, Roundhay, Leeds/Brough (relocated to Sherburn-in-Elmet with effect from 31.1.26). C of A 881 issued 13.8.25 and delivered 18.8.25. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (27.8.25 page 548):

On August 18, the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club took delivery of its first D.H. 60 " Moth " aeroplane. The machine, G-EBLS, left Stag Lane aerodrome at 10.45 a.m., piloted by Mr. R. W. Kenworthy and carrying Mr. I. F. Barnes, Hon. secretary of the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club, as passenger.

Shortly after 1 p.m. the " Moth " arrived at Leeds, having covered some 196 miles in a little over two hours. A landing was made in the Soldiers' Field, Roundhay, Leeds, where a large gathering, including the Earl of Harewood, president of the Club, and Sir E. A. Brotherton, had assembled to welcome the Club's first machine.

On its journey from London the machine carried a letter from the Lord Mayor of London to the Mayor of Harrogate, but for some reason or other, permission to land at Harrogate was refused, and the letter was delivered from Leeds by road.

At present the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club has not got an aerodrome of its own—negotiations are now in progress with a view to acquiring a suitable site near Leeds—so the 'Moth' is for the time being housed at the Blackburn Aeroplane works at Roundhay. Later it will be taken to Brough Aerodrome, where instructional flights will be made until the club aerodrome is provided."

Badly damaged in crash following stall turn at Sherburn 5.6.26; repaired. Reported as having crashed at Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, 8.2.28 [but no such accident reported in Club’s weekly reports, nor in any formal accident reports; final C of A renewed 24.7.27]. Crew was performing a training flight. On final approach to Sherburn-in-Elmet, while completing a last turn to join the glide, aircraft stalled and crashed. Both occupants were injured. Registration G-EBLS cancelled 8.2.28 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"


7. Air Yorkshire June 2002 page 23:


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2011 14:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jun-2018 00:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2023 16:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Date, Source, Narrative]]
19-May-2024 09:23 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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