Date & Time: Mar 8, 1929
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Registration:
G-AABA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hucknall AFB - Hucknall AFB
MSN:
0700
YOM:
1928
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot A.J. Peacey left Hucknall Airport during the day for a training mission. While cruising bound to the east, he encountered poor weather conditions and continued over the North Sea. Maybe he lost his orientation when the single engine aircraft crashed into the sea. A day later, the crew of the German steamer christened 'Margot' found the debris of the aircraft some 100 km west off Terschelling, in The Netherlands. No trace of the pilot was found. It is believed the pilot probably lost his orientation while flying in low clouds and engaged over the North Sea.