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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140261
Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Air Enterprises Ltd
Registration: G-AJLJ
C/n / msn: 5128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beirut International Airport, Beirut -   Lebanon
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon (BEY/OBLA)
Destination airport:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 5128 ex-RAF Oxford HM627 [original c/n 655]. RAF Service with 116 Squadron 10.4.43 to 18.6.45. Sold to Airspeed 24147. First civil registered (Certificate of Registry 11399/1) as G-AJLJ on 1.5.47 to Air Enterprises Ltd, Gatwick. Certificate of Airworthiness 9335 issued 22.5.47. Operated by the United Nations in Palestine/Israel as UN-96 in 1948.

Badly damaged when struck by USAF C-47 8958 on start-up Beirut 11.11.48. Shipped back to Croydon but deemed to be beyond economic repair, and not repaired. Extant as wreck at Croydon in January 1950. Registration cancelled 21.3.50 as "reduced to produce."


1. National Archives (PRO Kew) BT 217/1861:
2. Hamlin, John F (2001). The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File p 155. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England: Air-Britain. ISBN 0 85130 2890.
3. Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10006-9.

Revision history:

07-Dec-2011 23:56 Dr. John Smith Added
05-May-2017 17:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2017 17:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Dec-2019 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
11-Dec-2019 17:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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