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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140387
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:15-SEP-1936
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Spanish Nationalist Air Force
Registration: 40-3
C/n / msn: 6291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:León Airport, León -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Olmedo Aerodrome, Valladolid, Spain
Destination airport:León Airport, León (LEN/LELN)
Narrative:
Registered G-ADFY [C of R 5769] 28.6.35 to William H Rhodes-Moorhouse, Heston. C of A 4928 issued 26.7.35; delivered same day. Registered [C of R 6599] 14.12.35 to Charles E Gardner, Hamsey Green. Registration G-ADFY cancelled 2.8.36 as "sold". Departed Heston 4.8.36 and flown to Burgos by A Rowley (or RV L’Estrange Malone?). To Spanish Nationalist Air Force probably as 40-3; operated by El Conde de Cimera of Madrid.

Reportedly destroyed during Spanish Civil War on 15.9.36: according to one Spanish source (see link #5 for the original Spanish text) "September 15 [1936] The DH.89M 40.3, piloted by Muñoz, is reached from land, being rendered useless". Which indicates that 40-3 crashed at León Airport, León, Spain (where the Spanish Nationalist Air Force had relocated on 7.9.36).

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADFY.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
5. http://www.elgrancapitan.org/foro/viewtopic.php?t=12132


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2011 02:39 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jul-2012 12:45 TB Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2017 17:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2017 00:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2017 00:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2017 00:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Departure airport, Source]

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