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Narrative:3rd June 1941 – Dragon Rapide G-ACPY disappeared after leaving St. Mary’s for Land’s End. An immediate search was made (five passengers and the pilot were on board). Only one body was found (a passenger - washed up near Portreath). The service was suspended until 27th October. It was later established that a Heinkel 111H-4 attacked the aircraft with its nose mounted machine-gun.
|Type:||de Havilland DH.84 Dragon II|
|Owner/operator:||Great Western & Southern Airlines Ltd.|
|C/n / msn:|| 6076|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Off Scilly Isles -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Scilly Isles (St Mary's)|
|Destination airport:||Land's End (St Just)|
Its port engine on fire, the DH84 crashed into the sea and sank - the Luftwaffe regarded G-ACPY as a "legitimate target" with its military appearance and government links.
Capt William Donald Anderson DFC killed.
Pax: Mrs Sheelagh Marguerita Leggitt - Secretary to Sir Walter Monckton, Director-General of Ministry of Information. Who had been on holiay at Penzance, killed.
Mr John Leggitt - Husband, Secetary of Anglo-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce in London killed.
Pax: Jeannie Leggitt (aged 11) killed.
Pax: Romalita Leggitt (aged 9) killed.
Pax: Mrs. Georgina Edith Lucy Griffith killed.
Registration G-ACPY formally cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 11.6.41 as "aircraft destroyed"
||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Country, Departure airport, Destination airport]|
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