Accident de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth VT-AHO, Monday 22 September 1958
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Date:Monday 22 September 1958
Type:de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
Owner/operator:Air Survey Co of India Ltd
Registration: VT-AHO
MSN: 7066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Ranchi, Jharkhand -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta, West Bengal, India (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:
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, 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 (due to change of name of owners).

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

17 March 1935 G-ACSG Wrightson Air Hire 3 Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex sub

Revision history:

05-Oct-2022 18:57 Dr. John Smith Added

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