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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141442
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:01-MAR-1944
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:1680 Flt Royal Air Force (1680 Flt RAF)
Registration: R5928
C/n / msn: 6465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carricknowe Golf Course, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Abbotsinch, Glasgow
Destination airport:RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian
Narrative:
c/no.6465: Taken on charge by RAF as R5928 under Contract 21547/39 at 2 E&WS Yatesbury 24.10.39; renamed 2 Signal School 26.8.40. To 1 Signal School Cranwell 2.10.41. To DeHavilland Witney for repairs 7.7.42. To Abbotsinch Station Flight 11.10.42. To 1680 Flight, Abbotsinch 15.6.43.

Written off 1.3.44, while on approach to Edinburgh in snow falls, crew made an emergency landing on the Carrick Knowe Golf course located in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Lothian, less than 2 km from the runway threshold. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Struck off charge 2.3.44.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 37)
2. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-edinburgh


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 09:34 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Jan-2012 15:29 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Feb-2019 22:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2019 17:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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