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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203324
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Date:22-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:6 CAACU Royal Air Force (6 CAACU RAF)
Registration: X9399
C/n / msn: 6075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 4966) 26.4.34 as G-ACPX to De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex (aircraft based at Hatfield, Hertfordshire). C of A 4272 issued May 1934. Sold on and re-registered to W.L. Hope, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey. Operated by Railway Air Services. From the 7.5.34 to 29.9.34 Railway Air Services operated the DH.84 Dragon G-ACPX into Pengham Moor, Cardiff on the service: Plymouth (ROBOROUGH) Teigmouth (HALDON) Cardiff [PENGHAM MOOR) Birmingham (CASTLE BROMWICH) Liverpool (SPEKE).

Sold on and re-registered to Brian Allen Aviation Ltd. Sold on and re-registered to The British Aviation Insurance Co Ltd, Bristol Airport, Whitchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Sold on and re-registered 8.9.36 to Harry Crook, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (as nominee for Western Airways Ltd). Re-registered (C of R 8652) on 23.7.38 to Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd., Weston-Super-Mare.

UK civil registration G-ACPX cancelled 2.4.40 when impressed into military service as X9399. Issued to 6 CAACU (Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation Unit); Military service only lasted three weeks, as X9399 was written off (damaged beyond repair) 22.4.40 when stalled on take off and crashed at RAF Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACPX.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A5.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
5. Weston-Super-Mare and the Aeroplane By Roger Dudley, Ted Johnson
6. A Flying Life: An Enthusiast's Photographic Record of British Aviation By Richard Riding
7. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1251995
8. http://jn.passieux.free.fr/html/Dh84.php (French text)
9. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Pengham-Moor

DH.84 Dragon G-ACPX at Speke Airport, Liverpool in May 1934 whilst being operated by Railway Air Services Embed from Getty Images

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2017 01:32 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Jan-2018 23:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 20:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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