Accident de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth ZS-BKE, Tuesday 23 June 1959
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Date:Tuesday 23 June 1959
Type:de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
Owner/operator:M H Oettle
Registration: ZS-BKE
MSN: 7095
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bethulie, Free State -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Capetown, South Africa
Destination airport:
c/no 7095 To Tanganyika Diamond & Gold Development Co and delivered to Eric Wyllie. C of A 4741 issued 18.3.35. Registered ZS-AFI 3.6.35 to Tanganyika Diamond & Gold Development Co Ltd. Registration cancelled 25.6.38 as sold to Kenya.

Re-registered VP-KCO [C of R 66] 25.6.38 to South & Central African Gold Mines Ltd, Mara Mines, Musoma, Tanganyika. Later to Wilson Airways Ltd [unconfirmed].

Impressed into KAAU (Kenyan Army Air Unit) as 'K-12' in 9.39. Transferred to SAAF as '2036' 10.43. Civlian Registered as ZS-BKE 12.4.47. Registration cancelled 1953. Registration ZS-BKE restored 4.55 to J E Hobson, Somerset East. Re-registered 1.59 to J B Janik, Eerste River. Re-registered 6.59 to M H Oettle, Capetown.

Crashed Bethulie, Free State, South Africa 23.6.59; registration cancelled 31.12.59. Tail to SAAF Museum



Revision history:

10-Oct-2022 16:46 Dr. John Smith Added

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