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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18846
Last updated: 17 January 2019
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Date:01-APR-1949
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Halifax C.8 (Halton)
Owner/operator:Westminster Airways
Registration: G-AHDL
C/n / msn: 1308/SH.23C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schleswigland -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gatow
Destination airport:Schleswigland
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed on landing at RAF Schleswigland while performing a cargo flight from Gatow Airport in Berlin, taking part to the Berlin airlift ("Operation Planefaire"). According to the records held at the National Archives at Kew, the aircraft was in "contravention of Air Navigation (Consolidation) Order 1923" at the time of the crash (see link #4). The same source also gives the crash date as "March 31st 1949" (that is, the previous day), which implies that the crash was on the night of March 31st-April 1st 1949. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair while all three crew members were unhurt.

Sources:

2. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AHDL.pdf
3. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576641
4. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576638
5. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/avw-sample2016.pdf
8. http://blackbusheairport.proboards.com/post/728


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
30-May-2010 12:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Dec-2012 14:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2014 17:56 TB Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 00:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 00:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 01:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 01:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Dec-2018 18:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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