Accident de Havilland DH.60X Moth CF-CEH, 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.60X Moth
Owner/operator:Halifax Aero Club
Registration: CF-CEH
MSN: 747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Destination airport:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] to Canadian Govt without C of A; arrived at DeHavilland Canada, Mount Dennis 13.3.29; fitted with Cirrus III. Taken on charge by RCAF at Camp Borden as '87' 15.4.29. Sold 25.10.34 to Halifax Aero Club and registered CF-CEH [C of R 1478] 17.10.34 to Department of National Defense, for loan to Halifax Aero Club; re-registered to the Halifax Aero Club 15.4.37. Fitted with Gipsy I engine July 1936.

On 19.1.38 while on a training flight, aircraft collided with another De Havilland DH.60 of Halifax Aero Club registered G-CALE. Wings locked together, both aircraft crashed into Halifax Harbour, and were lost. All three pilots were rescued (two in G-CALE, one in CF-CEH)

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


1. My interpretation of G-CALE details.


Revision history:

30-Jan-2008 10:54 JINX Added
21-Mar-2013 13:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 22:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2021 18:34 Sergey L. Updated [Source]
04-Oct-2023 19:40 Dr. John Smith Updated

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