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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20942
Last updated: 14 September 2019
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Date:01-MAY-1919
Time:05:30 LT
Type:Airco DH.9
Owner/operator:Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd.
Registration: G-EAAA
C/n / msn: C6054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portsdown Hill, N of Portsmouth, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:Bournemouth, Dorset
Narrative:
Ex-RAF C6054 (former RAF serial used on the CCA documentation in lieu of any official constructors number). First civil registered 30.4.19 to Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd., as G-EAAA. It was the first aircraft to make a flight for other than military or experimental purposes in the UK, and for this it was allotted, but did not carry, the first permanent British registration marking G-EAAA. Its commercial life was confined to the early hours of the morning of 1.5.19 because bad weather delayed its departure from Hendon from midnight until it took off piloted by Capt. H. J. Saint at 4.30 a.m. with newspapers for Bournemouth. Thick mist was encountered and an hour later the machine was wrecked on Portsdown Hill, north of Portsmouth.

Registration G-EAAA formally (and belatedly) cancelled by the CAA on 1.9.19 due to "destruction or withdrawal from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. Appleton, John; Cave, Ian G (1978). British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1978. Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-15-6.
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EAAA.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/81-register-gb-g-ea
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_aircraft_registration
6. http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft29803.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2008 13:12 JINX Added
08-Jan-2014 17:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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