Date & Time: Jun 23, 1934
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Operator:
Registration:
VH-UNE
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Adelaide - Adelaide
MSN:
1398
YOM:
1930
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Lawrence Newman was performing a training flight around the airport of Parafield in Adelaide on board the DH.60X Moth registered VH-UGU and owned by Miss I.J. Bishop. In flight, the single engine aircraft collided with another De Havilland DH.60M Gipsy Moth registered VH-UNE and owned by the Royal Aero Club of South Australia. The pilot Horace R. Blair Cowan was alone on the second machine. Both aircraft dove into the ground and were destroyed by impact forces. Both aviators were killed.