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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145378
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1949
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:62 GCF Royal Air Force (62 GCF RAF)
Registration: NF857
C/n / msn: 6728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile North of Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Colerne, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no. 6728: Taken on charge as NF857 at 18 MU 30.4.44. Reportedly damaged on delivery to Royal Navy 31.10.45 and remained in storage. To 62 Group Communications Flight, RAF Colerne 22.4.48.

Written off when crashed into high ground 1 mile North of Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire 18.1.49; pilot killed. Struck off charge 19.1.49 and wreckage retrieved by (and to) 49 MU RAF Colerne for scrapping.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-chipping-sodbury-1-killed
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p067.html
4. http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-May-2012 14:36 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Aug-2012 02:20 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Feb-2019 14:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2019 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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