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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26605
Last updated: 25 May 2017
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Date:23-DEC-1946
Time:
Type:Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:George J Dawson t/a Atlas Aviation
Registration: G-AHMA
C/n / msn: 3428
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Villemoireau, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Geneva, Switzerland (GVA/LSGG)
Narrative:
Consul c/n 3428 ex-RAF Oxford LX732: First Registered 4.5.46 to Airwork Ltd, Heston as G-AHMA. C of A 7877 issued 29.7.46. Registered 29.7.46 to George J Dawson, t/a Atlas Aviation, Gatwick.

Crashed at Villemoireau, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France (at approximate Coordinates: 45°43′00″N 5°14′15″E) whilst en-route Gatwick-Geneva 23.12.46. While flying southeast of Troyes, the crew encountered technical problems with the engines and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a swamp located in Villemoireau. All nine occupants (two crew and seven passengers, among them a six months old baby) were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Cause: Double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion. Registration cancelled 1.3.47 due to "destruction or withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AHMA.pdf
3. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1946/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-65-consul-in-troyes/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Dec-2011 07:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-May-2017 20:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2017 20:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
03-May-2017 20:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-May-2017 20:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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