ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18798
Last updated: 14 December 2017
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon II
Owner/operator:Great Western & Southern Airlines Ltd.
Registration: G-ACPY
C/n / msn: 6076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Scilly Isles -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Scilly Isles (St Mary's)
Destination airport:Land's End (St Just)
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.

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"


Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
30-May-2008 16:12 JINX Updated
06-Apr-2011 12:54 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 04:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 06:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Departure airport, Destination airport]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description