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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25029
Last updated: 6 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1935
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Highland Airways Ltd
Registration: G-ACGK
C/n / msn: 6033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Longman Point, Beauly Firth, Inverness -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Longman Airport, Inverness
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered as G-ACGK (C of R 4357) on 30.5.33 to ECG England (Vacuum Oil Co Ltd)., Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex. Sold on and re-registered to Highland Airways Ltd., Inverness on 11.7.1934 (C of A 3468/C of R 5227).

Written off when ditched into the Beauly Firth, at Longman Point, off Inverness 8.1.35. This aircraft crashed on take-off from Longman Airport. Pilot Capt. Coleman, and both passengers killed. (Location of loss cited as 57 33.0N 4 5.0W).

Registration G-ACGK cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.12.1934 due to "destruction or total withdrawl from use of aircraft"; oddly this was a month BEFORE the aircraft crashed(!)

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACGK.pdf
2. https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/hes/291463/de-havilland-dh84-dragon-1-beauly-firth/rcahms
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20140702182155/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1935/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-84-dragon-in-inverness/
5. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576765
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 13:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jan-2014 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 23:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]

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