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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24923
Last updated: 29 August 2019
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Date:01-NOV-1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Thomas Barclay Ltd t/a International Airways
Registration: G-AIIS
C/n / msn: 4398
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (EGCR)
Destination airport:Yeadon, West Yorkshire (LBA)
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 4398 ex-RAF Oxford RR357. First civil registered 17.9.46 as G-AIIS to Thomas Barclay Ltd, t/a International Airways, Croydon; named "Blanche Fury". C of A 8431 issued 8.10.46.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire 1.11.49. The pilot started the descent to Yeadon Aerodrome when he was forced to make an emergency landing in a field located in Normanton, southeast of Leeds. The aircraft came to rest and was damaged beyond repair while all three occupants (pilot and two passengers) escaped uninjured.

Remains retrieved to Croydon, where scrapped 2.51. Registration cancelled as "sold" 27.8.52 then confirmed as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use") 12.12.52.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AIIS.pdf
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1949/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-65-consul-in-normanton/]
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Dec-2011 08:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-May-2017 18:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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