Date & Time: May 17, 1928
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBVX
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Baghdad - Stag Lane
MSN:
0538
YOM:
1928
Country:
Egypt
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot Henry C. MacDonald (owner of the aircraft) completed last month a flight from Stag Lane to Baghdad. He was on his return trip to London, when cruising over Egypt, he encountered engine problems and decided to make an emergency landing on a beach near El Salloum. While the pilot was unhurt, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair and abandoned on site.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.