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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28417
Last updated: 19 August 2019
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Date:11-FEB-1949
Time:
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-AGVY
C/n / msn: 3204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haitoure, near Jezzine, South Governorate (al-Janoub) -   Lebanon
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Beirut, Lebanon
Destination airport:Amman, Jordan
Narrative:
G-AGVY: Consul c/n 3204 ex V3679 Prototype conversion, with short nose; regd as Oxford but amended 20.3.47. Registered (C of R 9776) 30.11.45 to Airspeed Ltd. Cancelled and re-registered 12.3.46 to The British Bata Shoe Co Ltd, Tilbury. C of A 7407 issued 15.3.46. Cancelled and re-registerd 2.5.47 to Airlinks Ltd, Gatwick. Cancelled 27.7.48 and re-registered 1.12.48 to Air Enterprises Ltd, Croydon.

Operated in Middle East on UN charters. Missing on a flight from Beirut to Amman on 11.2.49. Search And Rescue operations were conducted, but eventually suspended a week later, as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. Wreckage found near Hartoure, Jezzine, Lebanon 21.2.49. Walkers found the remaining wreckage of the aircraft in a snow covered area six weeks later, on 29.3.49, on the slopes of Roumaniye el Doub near the village of Haitoure, in the district of Jezzine, South Governorate (al-Janoub) Lebanon, when the snows had melted and uncovered the wreck.

Pilot G.E. Whitehead and radio operator E.C.S. Burden were killed in the crash. Registration cancelled 11.2.49 as "wrecked in Lebanon"

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as65-consul-haitoura-2-killed
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/airspeed_oxford_&_consul.pdf
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AGVY.pdf
4. El Tiempo 16 February 1949, p8
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Consul#Accidents_and_incidents
6. https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/90674-g-agvy-airspeed-consul


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2010 10:50 John Baker Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Mar-2010 12:12 bert Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
13-Dec-2011 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2012 11:29 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code]
20-Feb-2012 11:29 harro Updated [Embed code]
06-Jan-2013 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2013 13:11 clive burden Updated [Date, Narrative]
02-Mar-2014 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Apr-2014 18:30 TB Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 06:12 stuart Updated [Embed code]
07-Aug-2015 19:32 TB Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-May-2017 19:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2017 19:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2018 12:06 TB Updated [Location, Source]
13-Aug-2018 12:07 TB Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2018 12:15 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Aug-2018 12:15 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Aug-2018 12:15 TB Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2018 18:22 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Aug-2018 18:23 TB Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2018 18:23 TB Updated [Source]
13-Aug-2018 18:24 TB Updated [Source]
20-Mar-2019 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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