Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth SE-ACU, Sunday 30 January 1938
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Date:Sunday 30 January 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:A-W Ahlin
Registration: SE-ACU
MSN: 2050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Mälaren, near Vasteras -   Sweden
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lake Mälaren, near Vasteras
Destination airport:Åre, Jämtland.
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
To WD Batsholts, Switzerland with C of A 2700 issued 29.8.30. Registered CH-261 19.9.30 to WD Batsholts, Geneva. Registered 1931 to Topsy-Club, Geneva-Cointrin. Registration cancelled (by 7.31). Returned to Croydon [presumably for sale] and flown [as CH-261] Croydon-Paris-Malmo/Bulltofta-Barkarby 11.5.31 by new owner Kurt Bjorkvall.

Damaged in forced landing Olstorp, near Nassjo 22.5.31; to ASJA for repairs, completed 11.8.31. Registered SE-ACU [C of R 88/C of A 139] 26.8.31 to Kurt Bjorkvall, Stockholm [based Barkarby] and painted up as “eagle” with feathers on wings and bird body along fuselage. Bjorkvall departed Stockholm/Barkarby 27.11.31 on flight to Monrovia, Liberia via Hamburg-Amsterdam-Paris-Lyon-Barcelona-Alicante-Rabat-Casablanca-Agadir-Cap Juby-Villa Cisneros-Dakar-Bathurst-Conakry, arriving Monrovia 10.12.31 and returned to Stockholm 30.12.31. C of A cancelled 26.5.34. Registered 6.7.35 to Thorsten Johansson, Norrkoping; C of A renewed 14.9.35. Registered 16.4.37 to A-W Ahlin, Sala. Crashed onto the ice at Lake Mälaren near Vasteras, startup failure on take off, killing both occpuants: registration cancelled


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23-Feb-2013 20:39 Dr. John Smith Added

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