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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29076
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1948
Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Chartair Ltd
Registration: G-AIOM
C/n / msn: 4347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 miles north of Lyon–Bron Airport, Lyon-Bron, Rhône -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, London (EGCR)
Destination airport:Lyon–Bron Airport, Bron, Lyon (LYN/LFLY)
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 4347 ex-RAF Oxford PK295. First civil Registered 16.10.46 to Airspeed Ltd as G-AIOM. Re-registered 11.11.46 to Chartair Ltd, Thame, Oxfordshire. CofA 8703 issued 19.12.46.

Forced landed in field 6 miles north of Lyon–Bron Airport, Bron, Lyons, France 24.1.48. On approach to Lyon-Bron, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions and decided to make an emergency landing. The twin engine aircraft belly landed in a flooded field located 10 km north of the airport and came to rest. All three occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair after being destroyed by flood water.

Registration G-AIOM cancelled 26.5.48 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. My Father was the PIC and I was one of the passengers.
2. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999.
Compiled by Michael Austen
Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1999.
ISBN 0 85130 281 5
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/airspeed_oxford_&_consul.pdf
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AIOM.pdf
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as65-consul-near-lyon


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Sep-2009 10:30 DSRSIA Updated
22-Jan-2010 23:20 John Baker Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source]
07-Dec-2011 08:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2012 12:06 dsrsia Updated [Source]
07-Dec-2012 11:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2017 22:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2019 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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