Accident de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth CF-APK, Saturday 7 January 1933
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Date:Saturday 7 January 1933
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth
Registration: CF-APK
MSN: 2049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pratomagno Alps, Tuscany -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Feltham Aerodrome, England
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The distinguished Australian aviator Squadron-Leader Herbert "Bert" Louis Hinkler (40) was attempting to break the record for a flight from England to Australia, which stood at 8 days and 20 hours.
On the first day of the flight the DH80A Puss Moth crashed in the Pratomagno mountains in Tuscany, near Arezzo.

The wreckage and Hinkler's body were not to be discovered for another 3 months.

The investigation carried out by the Italian authorities found that one of the plane's wings had detached in flight.

Jenaer Volksblatt 2 May 1933/4 May 1933 (photo)

Revision history:

07-Jun-2009 03:41 angels one five Added
04-Jul-2010 02:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Jan-2011 16:08 angels one five Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 16:55 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Jan-2016 20:04 Angel dick one five Updated [Operator]
18-Dec-2016 00:38 angels one five Updated [Operator]
28-Sep-2019 11:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
29-Feb-2020 09:23 TB Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Feb-2020 09:34 TB Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Feb-2020 09:35 TB Updated [Narrative]
29-Mar-2021 03:58 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
24-Nov-2023 18:33 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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