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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24976
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Blackpool & West Coast Air Services
Registration: G-ACGU
C/n / msn: 6034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southall Lane, near Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex
Destination airport:Spithead, near Portsmouth, Hampshire
First registered (C of R 4368) on 1.6.33 as G-ACGU to Blackpool & West Coast Air Services Ltd., Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire.

On 16.7.35, DH.84 Dragon G-ACGU stalled and crashed after take-off and caught fire, and came down at Southall Lane, near Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. Of the eight persons on board (pilot and seven passengers) two passengers were killed:

Major Adrian Wrigley Fosbroke-Hobbes (39) killed
Hans Newhouse (55) killed
Stanley Fine injured (pilot)
Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian injured
Cecil Hampton injured
Tony Haycock injured
Miss Margaret Vickers injured
Ralph Cecil Vickers injured

Registration G-ACGU cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.12.35 as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use"


1. El Litoral 16 July 1935, page 1

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 13:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 19:24 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 00:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Oct-2017 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
15-Dec-2017 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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