Incident de Havilland DH.60G Moth G-AADX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 353228
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Date:Monday 2 February 1931
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:Howard Clive Mayers
Registration: G-AADX
MSN: 1002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near A13 Ripple Road, Dagenham Marshes, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Written off (destroyed) when it hit power cables and crashed (destroyed by fire) near the A13 Ripple Road, Dagenham Marshes, Essex 2.2.31; owner/pilot Howard Clive Mayers (then aged 20) unhurt. He survived this incident and went on to be a distinguished fighter pilot in WWII. It is believed that he was killed when shot down in air combat over North Africa on 20.7.42, aged 32.



History of this aircraft

c/no.1002 DH.60G Auto-slot Moth [Gipsy I #291]: Coupe version (bought via Airwork Ltd), registered as G-AADX [C of R 1853] 21.1.29 to Alfred Charles Morris Jackaman, Chalvey, Slough; named "Peridot III". Aircraft apparently based at Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. C of A 1838 issued 27.2.29. Took part in the 1929 Kings Cup Air Race (Friday 5/Saturday 6 July, 1929. Heston (in fact, the official opening of Heston Air Park). Race number "33"; finished 11th, despite a forced landing near Norwich.

Also took part in the 1930 Kings Cup Air Race (Saturday, July 5, 1930. Hanworth); Race number "92". Did not finish.

Sold (but apparently not re-registered) [in late 1930 or early 1931] to Howard Clive Mayers, London W1 (based Heston, Middlesex).

Registration G-AADX cancelled 4.2.31 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"


Revision history:

09-Mar-2024 11:47 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Mar-2024 11:48 ASN Updated [Narrative]

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