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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30675
Last updated: 21 March 2019
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Date:24-MAY-1948
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Morton Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-AIOU
C/n / msn: 4355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Egyptian desert, 26 km South of El Alamein, Matruh -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey
Destination airport:Cairo, Egypt
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 4355 ex-RAF Oxford PK303. First civil registered 9.11.46 to Morton Air Services Ltd, Croydon. C of A 8784 issued 10.1.47.

Written off 24.5.48: Crashed in the Egyptian Desert, En-route between Croydon and Cairo, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to make an emergency landing in a desert area located about 26 km south of El Alamein [at approximate co ordinates 30'35N, 29'00E]. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Registration G-AIOU cancelled as "crashed" 24.5.48.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/airspeed_oxford_&_consul.pdf
2. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AIOU.pdf
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as65-consul-near-el-alamein
5. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/CivilGeneralAviation/AccidentsCivil/Unconfirmed/tabid/890/language/en-US/Default.aspx
6. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/Morton%20Air%20Service.html
7. http://saadonline.uk/archives/917


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2010 23:20 John Baker Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2011 09:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Apr-2017 14:22 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2017 14:28 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2017 22:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2019 16:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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