Wirestrike Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth SE-AHO, Thursday 25 March 1948
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Date:Thursday 25 March 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Nils Olofsson
Registration: SE-AHO
MSN: 2118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Dorotea, Dorotea Municipality in Västerbotten County -   Sweden
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gothenburg, Sweden
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Sold to Wilson Airways Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya with C of A 2898 issued 7.2.31. Registered VP-KAK [C of R 11] on 30.3.31 to Wilson Airways Ltd; named "Knight Crusader". Delivered by air from Croydon by (Wilson's M.D.) Tom Campbell Black, departing 6.3.31. Flown by Campbell Black from Nairobi-Entebbe-Kisumu-Mombasa-Zanzibar-Dar-es-Salaam-Nairobi 8.7.31 (1,600 mile record).

Registration cancelled 31.5.37 as sold in Tanganyika [but not locally re-registered]. Registered 4.6.37 to J.A.R King, Dar-es-Salaam [still as VP-KAK]. Returned to UK 31.10.38. Registered as G-AFKV [C of R 8787] 9.11.38 to Thomas W.J. Nash t/a Nash Aircraft Sales & Hire Ltd, Croydon. C of A renewed 30.11.38. Registration cancelled 7.12.38 as sold.

Re-registered in Sweden as SE-AHO [C of R 198/C of A 253] 29.12.38 to Edvin Liljegren, Krokom. Re-registered 4.6.42 to Nya A/B Nils Olofsson, Goteborg. Registered 15.10.43 to Nils Olofsson, Goteborg.

Crashed at Dorotea, Dorotea Municipality in Västerbotten County (at approximate Coordinates: 64°16′N, 16°25′E) on 25.3.48 after collision with power line in bad weather. Registration SE-AHO cancelled 17.8.48.


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Revision history:

24-Feb-2013 21:34 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Feb-2018 18:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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