Accident De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor A21-35, Tuesday 7 January 1941
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 1941
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:CFS RAAF
Registration: A21-35
MSN: 94100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Cobbity, 3 miles N of Camden, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAAF Camden, Camden, NSW (CDU/YSCN)
Destination airport:
mid-1939: Construction commenced by De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd at Hatfield, England
30.3.39: Allocated registration G-AFSF [C of R 9067]: Not Taken Up, airframe uncompleted at Hatfield when DH.94 production line shut down in October 1939. Sold to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Sydney. Shipped to Australia for completion
00.02.40: Assembled at Mascot as part of an RAAF order for 41 Moth Minors
00,02.40: Test flown at Mascot, Sydney, NSW
28.03.40: Taken on RAAF charge as A21-35. Received at 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Richmond ex De Havillands
18.09.40: Allotted Central Flying School, Camden ex 2 Aircraft Depot
20.09.40: Delivered to Central Flying School ex 2 Aircraft Depot
07.01.41: Wrecked in forced landing near Camden NSW. Instructional training in forced landing practice near Cobbity, 3 miles north of Camden. RAAF accident report states: "forced approach landing practice - pilot did final gliding turn too low and slowly - aircraft struck ground heavily on port wing and undercarriage." Airframe extensively damaged, majority of airframe beyond repair. Both crew - Flying Officer C.H.C. Thompson (pilot/instructor) and Sgt A. A. Buck (pupil pilot under training) sustained minor injuries.
30.01.41: Approval for Conversion to Components and struck off charge



Revision history:

21-Feb-2018 20:18 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Feb-2018 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 09:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Oct-2022 22:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Category]
23-Oct-2022 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
24-Oct-2022 18:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
27-May-2023 10:57 Ron Averes Updated

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