ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22308
Last updated: 24 October 2014
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Date:25-JAN-1940
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:6 AACU, RAF
Registration: G-AESW
C/n / msn: 7544
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Ringway, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ringway, Cheshire
Destination airport:RAF Ringway, Cheshire
Narrative:
First civil registered as G-AESW (C of R 7617) on 3.2.37 to W A Rollason, Croydon. Re-registered 12.7.39 to Nash Aircraft Sales & Hire, Croydon. Sold on 17.7.39 to Air Taxis Ltd, stall based at Croydon.

Impressed into military service on or soon after 4.9.39 (when all civilian flying was banned) and allocated to 6 CAACU, RAF Ringway (still marked as G-AESW) (6 AACU = 6 Civilian Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit)

Crashed at RAF Ringway, Cheshire 25.1.40, but was repaired and impressed as AV976 on 10.5.40. However, its military life was short, as it was struck off charge and authorised to be reduced to scrap and spares on 11.11.40

Sources:
1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AESW.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p075.html
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 23:16 92.3.227.217 Added
09-Jan-2011 09:29 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 00:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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