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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18744
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1949
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:British European Airways
Registration: G-AHXV
C/n / msn: 6747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Ronaldsay, Orkney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Renfrew Airport, Glasgow
Destination airport:North Ronaldsay, Orkney
Narrative:
c/no.6747: Taken on charge as NF876 at De Havilland Witney 30.5.44. To 5 MU RAF Kemble 5.8.44. To De Havilland 19.3.46. Sold 20.8.46 to AAJC, Speke.

Registered G-AHXV (CofR 10441) 11.7.46 to Ministry of Supply (as Mk.3). Registered 14.8.46 to British European Airways Corporation. CofA 8059 issued 16.8.46. Damaged on landing St Marys, Scilly Isles 6.3.47; repaired and returned to service.

Overshot on landing North Ronaldsay, Orkney 15.1.49 on ambulance flight and ran into ditch. Damaged beyond repair. Tipped on nose after landing on waterlogged grass. Pilot unhurt, along with the co pilot and the three passengers

Sources:

1. Orkney by Air: A Photographic Journey Through Time By Guy Warne page 33
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/AMIL-Accidents-Aug-1944-Jul-1950.pdf
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AHXV.pdf
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-north-ronaldsay
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p067.html
7. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Europe/G-AHXV.html
8. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/BEA.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Mar-2010 21:55 VikingLad Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 17:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Feb-2019 14:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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