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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25031
Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:21-MAY-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd
Registration: G-ACAN
C/n / msn: 6000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Glasgow/Renfrew Airport, Scotland
Destination airport:Inverness Dalcross Airport
Narrative:
G-ACAN (c/no.6000): Prototype DH.84 Dragon. First flown 12.11.32 as "Class B" markings as "E-9". To G-ACAN 1.12.33, and delivered to Hillmans Air Ways, Maylands, Essex 1.4.33. Thence to Aberdeen Air Ways Ltd at Dyce, Aberdeen (later shown as Allied Air Ways (Gandar Dower) Ltd., Dyce on 17.9.34.

Crashed at Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, 21.5.41: En route, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing for unknown reasons. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, all seven occupants were unhurt. Registration G-ACAN belatedly cancelled 5.11.45 after response to post-war census from last registered owners.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACAN.pdf
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/1: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C574155
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C574156
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
5. http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-000-128-824-C
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Dragon
7. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
8. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh84-dragon-dunbeath


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 06:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Mar-2017 18:58 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
31-Oct-2017 23:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2019 20:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Dec-2019 17:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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