VH-DHD (1) de Havilland
D.H. 104 Dove
Flown out as G-AMXV all bare metal in October 1954 for DHA, this
Dove did a demo tour as
G-AMXV before receiving its Australian CofA by DHA at Bankstown and
29 November 1954. Two days later it crashed in a paddock
half a mile from Camden aero-
failing to climb after take off.
The aircraft was being flown by DHA Captain
T.H. Dalton to
familiarize DCA Chief Examiner of Airmen for NSW Region Reginald C.
Dalton was injured, Adsett was killed and Adsett's assistant R.H.
Jarvis was injured when trap-
behind the cockpit. The historic shot above is
from the Harry Broe collection, (via Bob