NOSTALGIA: Air crash 1936

Aircrash at Broadlaw.
Aircrash at Broadlaw.

This photo is thought to be the only existing one of the Gypsy Moth aircraft which crashed on Broad Law, near the Ettrick Valley on July, 25, 1936.

It was kindly sent in to us by reader Sam Ferguson,

The Havilland DH.60G Gypsy Moth aircraft was owned and operated by Midland and Scottish Air Ferries, which operated a fleet of DH Dragon Rapide and

similar aircraft on passenger-carrying routes.

The owner of this Gipsy Moth 1 based his airline fleet at Renfrew Aerodrome, near Glasgow, from where the aircraft flew to and from Campbeltown, Islay, and other areas of Scotland. The DH.60G G-ACGD hit Broad Law whilst flying to Carlisle and both the pilot and the passenger were killed.

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