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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18767
Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:15-APR-1947
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Isle of Man Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-AHKR
C/n / msn: 6824
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Slieau Ruy, 4 miles NNE of Ronaldsway, Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Speke Airport, Liverpool [LPL/EGGP]
Destination airport:Ronaldsway, Isle of Man [IOM/EGNS]
Narrative:
c/no.6824: Taken on charge by the RAF as NR736 at 5 MU, RAF Kemble 15.11.44. Delivered to De Havilland Aircraft at Witney, Oxfordshire, for conversion to civil use 11.3.46. Sold 12.7.46 to AAJC, Speke, Liverpool. Registered G-AHKR (CofR 10139) 23.4.46 to The Secretary of State, Ministry of Supply.

Re-registered 6.6.46 to British Overseas Airways Corporation - BEA Division and operated by Isle of Man Air Services Ltd. CofA 7669 issued 9.7.46; delivered 12.7.46.

Written off 15.4.1947 when crashed on a scheduled service from Speke to Ronaldsway with First Officer Alan Radio Officer Capt. John Nicholl and five passengers. Bad weather at Ronaldsway prevented a landing and the aircraft diverted to Jurby. Flew into misty high ground between Greeba and Slieu Ruy, turning over on its back. One passenger had to stumble down the hillside to raise the alarm at Crosby Post Office. No fatalities, passengers cut and bruised only.

Registration cancelled by the CAA on 19.9.47 as "destruction by accident".

Sources:

1. Poole, Stephen (1999). Rough Landing or Fatal Flight. Douglas: Amulree Publications. ISBN 1 901508 03 X.
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
3. CAA: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AHKR.pdf
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160320134042/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1947/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-89-dragon-rapide-in-douglas-uk-2/
5. http://derbosoft.proboards.com/thread/13889/liverpool-aviation-accidents-incidents
6. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C575555


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
12-Dec-2011 12:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Jan-2016 00:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2016 00:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Jan-2016 00:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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