Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth VT-ABU, Sunday 25 August 1935
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Date:Sunday 25 August 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Rajah IV Krishna Rao
Registration: VT-ABU
MSN: 2124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Chowtapalem, near Ponnalur, 13 miles south of Kandukur, Nellore -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Juhu Aerodrome Madras, India (VAJJ)
Destination airport:Hyderabad, India
Sold to DH India with C of A 2860 issued 30.12.30. Registered VT-ABU [C of R 109] 4.7.31 to Dr Sarukhai Rangachary, St.Thomas Mount (Madras). Registered [C of R 176] 1.6.33 to Rajah IV Krishna Rao, t/a The Madras Air Taxi Service, Madras. Registered [C of R 176/1] 6.6.34 to The Madras Flying Club Ltd, St Thomas Mount. Registered [C of R 176/2] on 2.5.35 to Rajah IV Krishna Rao, Madras.

Crashed after wing broke off at Chowtapalem, Andhra Pradesh, near Ponnalur, 13 miles south of Kandukur, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, 25.8.35; all three persons on board - owner Rajah IV Krishna Rao, Flying Officer Ernest Norman Victor Everett, RAFO [Madras Flying Club instructor] & passenger H.J. Carter [of Imperial Tobacco Co] - were killed. Registration cancelled 26.9.35 as written off

East Choutapalem (Telugu: ఈస్ట్ చౌటపాలెం) is a village in Darsi Mandal, Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh state, India.




Revision history:

24-Feb-2013 22:08 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Feb-2019 20:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2020 17:13 Cobar Updated [Narrative]
19-Jul-2021 08:58 Cobar Updated [Destination airport]
20-Sep-2023 16:17 Dr. John Smith Updated

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