Accident de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth G-CALE, Wednesday 19 January 1938
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Date:Wednesday 19 January 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Halifax Aero Club
Registration: G-CALE
MSN: 843
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Destination airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DH.60G [Gipsy I] sold to DH Canada without C of A; delivered to DH Canada at Mount Dennis 13.8.28. Used for Exhibition with dummy engine fitted. Registered as G-CALE [C of R 618] 22.11.28 to Dept of National Defence and issued to Controller of Civil Aviation, Ottawa. Returned to DH Canada 7.4.31. Re-registered 28.4.31 to Windsor-Chatham-London Coach Lines Ltd, Windsor, Ontario. Fitted with high compression engine to compete in the Tip-Top Derby. Forced landing due to engine failure on 9.6.31

Repaired and re-registered [C of R 1464] 19.1.32 to C Cooper, Walkerville, Ontario. Registration lapsed 28.1.33; renewed 4.7.33. Registration lapsed again 13.9.35. Re-registered [C of R 1966] 17.5.37 to Halifax Aero Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when collided with DH.60M CF-CEH (also of the Halifax Aero Club) over Halifax Harbour on 19.1.38; both aircraft locked wings, then fell into the harbour. All three pilots were rescued (one in CH-CEH and two in G-CALE).

Halifax Harbour is a large natural harbour on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.




Revision history:

30-Jan-2008 10:53 JINX Added
22-Jan-2014 01:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 22:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Oct-2023 19:41 Dr. John Smith Updated

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