Date & Time: Apr 2, 1927
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBKU
Flight Type:
Demonstration
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lahore - Lahore
MSN:
0169
YOM:
1925
Country:
Pakistan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Bernard Shute Leete, owner of the aircraft, pilot and member of the Royal Aero Club, left Stag Lane near London on 15NOV1926 for a flight to Pakistan. He arrived at Karachi on 08JAN1927 and in Lahore on 15FEB1927. In Punjab, he decided to make several demonstration flights. After few manoeuvre in the vicinity of the airport, he completed a last turn to join the airport. On final approach, while flying too low, aircraft hit power cables, stalled and overturned before crashing upside down. While both occupants were slightly injured, aircraft was destroyed.
Crew:
Bernard Shute Leete, pilot.
Passenger:
Mrs. Hailey, wife of Governor of the Punjab.