Accident de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth G-ACSG, Sunday 17 March 1935
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Date:Sunday 17 March 1935
Type:de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
Owner/operator:Wrightson Air Hire
Registration: G-ACSG
MSN: 7066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered (C of R 5039) on 12.7.34 as G-ACSG to Wrightson Air Hire Ltd., Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. C of A 4031 issued July 1934.

Substantially damaged 17.3.1935: Spun into the ground after take-off from Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. All three persons on board were killed: Flying Officer Alfred Lindsay Gordon Hatrick (pilot, aged 24), Miss Margaret Mary E Collins (passenger aged 22) and Gerald Beaumont Vessey (passenger, aged 23).

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 6307) on 17.9.35 to John W. Adamson, John Street, Sunderland, County Durham (aircraft based at Leeming, North Yorkshire).

Presumably repaired/rebuilt as re-registered 25.4.36 (C of R 282) to Indian Air Survey & Transport Ltd, Dum Dum, Calcutta as VT-AHO. UK Registration G-ASCG cancelled 2.8.1936 as sold abroad. Re-registered in 1949 (on C of N) to Air Survey Co of India Ltd, Dum Dum, Calcutta. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near Ranchi, Jharkhand, India and registration cancelled 22.9.58



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 September 1958 VT-AHO Air Survey Co of India Ltd 0 near Ranchi, Jharkhand w/o

Revision history:

15-Nov-2016 22:45 Dr.John Smith Added
19-Nov-2016 16:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2017 01:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2017 22:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2018 17:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Oct-2022 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]

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