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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191350
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Date:20-FEB-1935
Time:day
Type:Percival Gull Mk IV
Owner/operator:Henlys Ltd
Registration: G-ACIR
C/n / msn: D.34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex
Destination airport:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 4415) on 20.7.33 as G-ACIR to W.G. Robson. C of A 3988 issued later in 1933. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 5129) on 2.6.34 to Henlys Ltd., Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20.2.35 when stalled after take off from Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex; aircraft spun into the ground, and caught fire on impact. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed: Flight Lt Robert Faulds (pilot, aged 30) and Hector Hitchcock (passenger, aged 29), Cause of the accident was attributed to a suspected fuel pump fault. G-ACIR spun in while attempting to turn back after the engine failed at 600 feet.

Registration G-ACIR cancelled 2.12.1936 by the Air Ministry due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACIR.pdf
4. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576769
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17884-RAF-fatalities-1935


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Nov-2016 20:26 Dr.John Smith Added
15-Nov-2016 20:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2016 20:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2016 20:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2017 22:21 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2017 00:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2017 21:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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