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Narrative:c/no.6885: Taken on charge as NR809 at DH Witney 11.5.45 for refurbishment as Mk.III. Delivered and sold 30.6.45 to AAJC/Jersey Airways Ltd. Registered G-AGPI (CofR 9638) 13.6.45 to Channel Islands Airways Ltd, Croydon t/a Jersey & Guernsey Airways [on hire from MCA]. CofA 7187 issued 30.6.45; delivered 7.7.45.
|Type:||de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide|
|C/n / msn:|| 6885|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cowes, Isle of Wight -
|Departure airport:||Eastleigh, Southampton (EGHI)|
|Destination airport:||Somerton Airfield, Cowes|
Registered 22.11.46 to The Minister of Civil Aviation, Jersey (but same operator). Re-registered 1.1.47 to British European Airways Corporation. Re-registered 19.4.48 to Frederick Arnold Hill t/a Lees-Hill Aviation, Elmdon. Re-registered 17.5.49 to Somerton Airways Ltd, Cowes.
Overshot on landing inbound from Eastleigh, struck trees and roof of house and crashed just outside of Cowes (Somerton) airfield, Isle of Wight 16.6.49. Pilot injured but all on board survived.
Registration cancelled same day as "Crashed Cowes Airport I.O.W." Remains still at Somerton in March 1952
Gilliam, A T (2002). Wight Air Wrecks. Brimscombe Port: Tempus. ISBN 0 7524 2376 2.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
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