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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26574
Last updated: 4 March 2019
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Date:14-JUN-1948
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:British Air Transport Ltd
Registration: G-AIDY
C/n / msn: 3094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Berck-sur-Mer Aerodrome, Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey (EGKR)
Destination airport:Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France (LFAM)
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 3094 ex-RAF Oxford LX263. First civil registered as G-AIDY on 2.9.46 to British Air Transport Ltd, Redhill. C of A 8328 issued 3.10.46.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crash landed at night at Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais,France 14.6.48. The aircraft was on its way from Redhill, Surrey to France when, approaching Berck-sur-Mer, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. While both occupants - pilot and one passenger - were unharmed, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Registration cancelled as 'destroyed' 14.6.48.

Sources:

1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999.
Compiled by Michael Austen
Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1999.
ISBN 0 85130 281 5
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AIDY.pdf
4. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000569873.html
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1948/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-65-consul-in-berck-sur-mer/]
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2010 23:19 John Baker Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source]
07-Dec-2011 08:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Dec-2011 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
05-May-2017 16:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2017 16:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
05-May-2017 16:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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