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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140280
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Date:18-JUL-1952
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd
Registration: G-AIRZ
C/n / msn: 2816
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kayl, 2 miles South East of Esch -   Luxembourg
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Elstree Airport, Elstree, Hertfordshire (ETR/EGTR)
Destination airport:Strasbourg (SXB/LFST)
Narrative:
G-AIRZ: c/no. 2816 (ex RAF Airspeed AS.10 Oxford HN610). Registered 31.10.46 to British Overseas Airways Corporation, Hurn. (C of A 8654 issued 22.4.47). Re-registered 5.3.51 to Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd, Luton [later based at Elstree]; named "The Odyssey".

Written off (destroyed) when crashed into a hill at Kayl, two miles south east of Esch, Luxembourg 18.7.52, en route Elstree-Strasbourg, during an aerial photo survey mission. Pilot L.C. Sharling and photographer D.G. Darvell killed. Remains sold locally for scrap. Registration cancelled 10.4.53 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AIRZ.pdf
2. https://ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/airspeed_oxford_&_consul.pdf
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/50: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576838
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/51: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576839
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-kayl-2-killed
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayl


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2011 12:39 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Jul-2017 21:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2017 21:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
17-Dec-2019 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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