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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24992
Last updated: 12 September 2019
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Date:29-AUG-1934
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Highland Airways
Registration: G-ACCE
C/n / msn: 6010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kirkwall, Orkney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dalcross, Inverness (EGPE)
Destination airport:Kirkwall, Orkney (EGPA)
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 4073) 24.3.33 to the Hon. Brian Lewis, Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex, but operated by Highland Airways Ltd. On 29.5.34 Highland Airways began Britain's first regular domestic airmail service using de Havilland DH84 Dragon (G-ACCE) from Dalcross (Inverness) to Kirkwall, Orkney

Written off (destroyed) when crashed on landing at Kirkwall, Orkney 29.8.34. Registration G-ACCE cancelled 2.9.34 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1934/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-84-dragon-in-kirkwall/]
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACCE.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
6. Orkney by Air: A Photographic Journey Through Time By Guy Warner [page 13]
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1974/1974%20-%200850.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 08:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 19:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2017 00:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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