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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27699
Last updated: 26 October 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1936
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Commercial Air Hire
Registration: G-ACCR
C/n / msn: 6011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Channel, off Lydd, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (EGCR)
Destination airport:Le Touquet, Pas De Calais, France (LFAT)
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 4085) 28.2.33 as G-ACCR to W.A.Rollason, Croydon. C of A 3486 issed 3.33. Re-registered (C or R 5497) 13.12.1934 to Doris Godley, Commercial Air Hire Ltd., Croydon.

Written off (destroyed) 22.1.1936: Just after leaving the English coast, while flying over The Channel, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into The Channel, off Lydd, Kent. All six occupants, five passengers and a pilot, were rescued while the aircraft sunk and was lost. According to one source (see link #6), "the aircraft was carrying 80,000 in gold bullion, when static electricity, caused by a hail storm, forced a landing into shallow water". (80,000 in 1936 would be equivalent to over 5 million at 2016 prices).

Registration G-ACCR cancelled by the Air Ministry 7.11.36 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACCR.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh84-dragon-lydd
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
6. A Flying Life: An Enthusiast's Photographic Record of British Aviation in the 1930s by Richard Riding


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 20:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Dec-2017 01:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Aug-2019 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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