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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140389
Last updated: 10 May 2019
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7263
C/n / msn: 6293
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Doncaster, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Clifton, York, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Registered as G-ADIM [C of R 5933] 25.7.35 to British Continental Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "St David". C of A 4972 issued 31.7.35; delivered same day. Presumed damaged since engines removed and fitted to G-ADYD 9.5.36 on production line. Taken over by British Airways Ltd 1.8.36; re-registered [C of R 7685] 18.2.37 to them.

Re-registered [C of R 8093] 28.8.37 to Airwork Ltd, Heston and operated by Martin Navigation Ltd/6 CANS Shoreham; coded "2"; later to Staverton and 6 AONS 30.11.39.

Registration cancelled 15.7.40 by Secretary of State, Air Ministry. Impressed into RAF Service as Z7263 15.7.40. To 110 (AAC) Wing Ringway 17.7.40. To 8 AACU Cardiff 27.11.40. To RAF Old Sarum 24.9.41. To 4 Squadron, Clifton, North Yorkshire 14.3.42.

Written off when stalled and crashed into tree after take-off from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 11.4.42 and destroyed by fire. Struck off charge 9.5.42. Three of the five occupants of the aircraft (pilot and four passengers) died in the accident and the other two were injured.

Those killed were:
Squadron Leader Edward Claude Inglefield (Service Number 37738, aged 25) RAFO,
Pilot Officer Charles John Roger Boyce (Service Number 112002, aged 25) RAFVR, and
AC2 William Giblin (Service Number 1526080, aged 21) RAFVR.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=78
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADIM.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-doncaster-3-killed
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5434-420411-Unaccounted-airmen-11-4-1942/page2
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2407969/inglefield,-edward-claud/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2735416/boyce,-charles-john-roger/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2449543/giblin,-william/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2011 02:57 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2012 06:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
17-Jun-2014 19:31 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
08-Jan-2018 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2018 17:56 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
20-Feb-2019 00:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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