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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25566
Last updated: 29 September 2019
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Date:13-JUL-1934
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Aberdeen Airways Ltd
Registration: G-ACRH
C/n / msn: 6078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Dyce Airport, Aberdeen (ABZ/EGPD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Eric Leslie Gandar Dower had, in January 1934, formed his own airline company called Aberdeen Airways Ltd and purchased an aeroplane of the type De Havilland DH.84 Dragon II (G-ACRH named "Aberdonian"). First registered as G-ACRH (C of A 4349/C of R 4995) on June 16, 1934.

Unfortunately it crashed on take off at Dyce, Aberdeen, on July 13, 1934, just one week after delivery. Aircraft caught fire on impact, and was burnt out, although the two persons on board survived. Registration G-ACRH cancelled by the Air Ministry same day due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACRH.pdf
3. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576746
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1934/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-84-dragon-in-aberdeen-uk/]
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A5.html
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
7. http://www.europeanairlines.no/an-englishman%E2%80%99s-dream/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 07:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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