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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25088
Last updated: 26 May 2018
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Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd
Registration: G-ACPR
C/n / msn: 6255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Burford, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Speke Airport, Liverpool [LPL/EGGP]
Destination airport:
c/no.6255: Registered G-ACPR [CofR 4959] 20.2.35 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Croydon; named "City of Birmingham". CofA 4743 issued 18.3.35; delivered 30.3.35. Operated during 1936 by Imperial Airways Ltd for pilot training. Cancelled 5.12.38 and registered 31.1.39 to Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd, Shoreham [later Speke]; named "Valkyrie". Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, Hendon 17.9.39-7.12.39.

Written off when force landed in snowstorm and overturned at Burford, Shropshire 19.2.40. Registration G-ACPR cancelled 18.2.40 (sic) as PWFU ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use") - note that the date of cancellation was the day BEFORE the accident(!)



DH.89 G-ACPR of Railway Air Services named "City of Birmingham" at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, July 1938: DH.89 Dragon Rapide G-ACPR Rly AS Ringway 07.38 edited-2

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Dec-2011 13:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 20:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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