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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140421
Last updated: 20 April 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W6423
C/n / msn: 6300
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, Īle-de-France -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, Īle-de-France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6300: Registered G-ADNH [C of R 6158] 15.8.35 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa, Plaestine. C of A 5164 issued 11.10.35. Re-registered [C of R 8571] 22.6.38 to Mutual Finance Ltd, and operated by Air Dispatch Ltd, Croydon. Re-registered 5.2.40 to Mrs. Mildred May Bruce (The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce), although still operated by Air Dispatch Ltd, Cardiff. Registration cancelled 1.3.40 as sold ("change of ownership of aircraft")

Transferred to 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 11.1.40 and impressed as into military service as W6423 1.3.40.

Written off when damaged in air raid at Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, Īle-de-France, France 16.5.40 and airframe abandoned [after engines & equipment salvaged]. Struck off charge 3.6.40.

Sources:

1. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/May40.html
2. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADNH.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2011 17:28 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Jun-2012 12:06 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2017 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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