Accident de Havilland DH.60X Moth Seaplane G-CAHS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1171
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Date:Monday 19 March 1928
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60X Moth Seaplane
Owner/operator:Dominion Airways Ltd
Registration: G-CAHS
MSN: 409
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Destination airport:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
c/no 409: DH.60X Moth Seaplane [Cirrus II]: to Dominion Airways, Canada with C of A 1164 issued 5.7.27. Registered G-CAHS [C of R 315] 22.8.27 to Dominion Airways Ltd, Vancouver; named "Elsie" - used for forest patrol work.

Written off when crashed into English Bay, Vancouver 19.3.28: Student pilot (flying solo) lost control and dived into the bay. Pilot killed. Cause attributed to the student pilot, with insufficient experience, attempting to perform a solo training flight which proved to be beyond his capabilities.

English Bay is an open bay located in the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It extends from the headland between Siwash Rock and Prospect Point on Vancouver’s Downtown peninsula in the northeast, to the northwestern tip of Point Grey in the southwest


1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999


Revision history:

29-Jan-2008 03:13 JINX Added
09-Dec-2011 13:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2014 23:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2017 17:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2023 20:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]

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