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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24922
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:26-MAR-1936
Time:night
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Commercial Air Hire
Registration: G-ACAP
C/n / msn: 6002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stoney Cross, Minstead, near Lyndhurst, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, London (EGCR)
Destination airport:Bounemouth (Hurn) Airport, Hampshire
Narrative:
First registered 16.11.1932 as G-ACAP to Hillman's Saloon Coaches & Airways, Romford, Essex. Re-registered 8.2.1936 to Commercial Air Hire Ltd., Croydon.

Written off 26.3.1936: The pilot was performing a special (Army Co-Operation) flight on behalf of the Royal Air Force. En route, while cruising by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in Stoney Cross, Minstead, near Lyndhurst, Hampshire. All five occupants were killed:

Francis Joseph Birmingham (32) killed (pilot)
Robert Frederick Burgess (35) killed (wireless operator)
Brendan Birmingham (18) killed
Norman Tyrell Burton (25) killed
Miss Daisy Vera T Marsh (17) killed

Registration G-ACAP cancelled by the Air Ministry on 31.3.1936 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.html
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACAP.pdf
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1936/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-84-dragon-in-united-kingdom-2/]
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
6. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/record?catid=-893357&catln=7


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jun-2010 11:01 mike Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Dec-2011 14:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 20:07 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 20:09 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 21:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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