Incident Miles M.2 Hawk G-ADOD,
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Date:Thursday 1 October 1936
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Arthur E Clouston & Frederick E Tasker
Registration: G-ADOD
MSN: 195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Gwelo, Midlands -   Zimbabwe
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Portsmouth Aerodrome, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Destination airport:Johannesburg, South Africa
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
M.2U Hawk Speed Six: Racing version powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Major Six R engine. G-ADOD was the only one built. First registered (C of R 6191) on 24.8.35 as G-ADOD to Miss Ruth Pontes, Woodley Aerodrome, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire. C of A 5027 issued September 1935. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 7259) to Flying Officer Arthur Edward Clouston & Frederick Edward Tasker (Farnborough, Hampshire and New Barnet, Hertfordshire respectively); aircraft remained based at Woodley Aerdrome, Berkshire

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1.10.36: G-ADOD was entered into the Schlesinger Race from Portsmouth to Johannesburg and flown by (joint owner) Flying Officer Arthur Edward Clouston. He took off from Portsmouth on 29.9.36, and nearly made it all the way to Johannesburg but had to make a forced crash landing due to engine trouble at Gwelo, 150 miles south of Salisbury, Rhodesia. The aircraft was wrecked in the impact with the ground.

Registration G-ADOD belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.8.38 due to "Destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"




Miles M.2U Hawk Speed Six G-ADOD at Portsmouth in September 1936: HawkSpeedSix-2583

Revision history:

12-Jan-2018 15:11 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jan-2018 15:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 15:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 15:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Apr-2022 08:15 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location]

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