Accident de Havilland DH.60G Moth A7-37,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 351498
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Date:Thursday 6 January 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:22 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A7-37
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1.5 miles East of RAAF Richmond, City of Hawkesbury, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAAF Richmond, City of Hawkesbury, NSW (XRH/YSRI)
Destination airport:RAAF Richmond, City of Hawkesbury, NSW (XRH/YSRI)
A contract [no.19506] was awarded by the Department of Defence for the RAAF in March 1929 for the licence-production of 32 Moths, at a unit cost of £448-10-0, excluding engines to be built by Larkin Aircraft Supply Co Ltd, Coode Island, Melbourne ["LASCO"]. They were initially intended to be DH.60X Cirrus II Moths and the contract specified delivery of the first twelve by 31.1.30. However, production slipped and it is believed that all were fitted with Gipsy Is. No c/nos. were issued: airframes were identified by their RAAF serials A7-23 to A7-54.

Moth A7-37 was delivered to 1 Squadron, RAAF Laverton, Victoria in 1.31. To 3 Squadron, RAAF Richmond, Hawkesbury, NSW [by 12.32]. To 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight, RAAF Richmond, NSW [by 11.33]. To 22 Squadron, RAAF Richmond, NSW [1.38].

Written off (destroyed) when crashed into fence during forced landing practice 1.5 miles East of 1.5 miles East of RAAF Richmond, City of Hawkesbury, NSW 6.1.38. The pilot was killed. Struck off charge 21.2.38




Revision history:

06-Feb-2024 10:18 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Feb-2024 18:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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