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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146759
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:06-APR-1935
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Ethyl Export Corporation
Registration: G-ADAO
C/n / msn: 6275
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brooklands, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey
Destination airport:Prague, Czechosolvakia
Narrative:
Registered G-ADAO [C of R 5499] 16.2.35 to Thomas Raymond Anthony Bevan, business manager and nominee for Ethyl Export Corporation, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey (although the aircraft's "home airport" was, for official purposes, Heston, Middlesex). C of A 4697 issued 5.4.35; delivered same day.

Damaged 6.4.35 when overturned in forced landing in bad weather near Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany on delivery flight, en route Brooklands to Prague; salvaged & repaired at Hatfield. Flown throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa by D.W. “Tommy” Lucke

Registration G-ADAO cancelled 2.9.36 as "sold". Bought by Juan de la Cierva and Tom Campbell-Black and departed Heston 13.8.36 for Spanish Nationalist Air Force. Reported to have become 40-5 and destroyed 26.8.36 [but see also G-ADYM]

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jul-2012 13:15 TB Added
27-Oct-2012 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2016 18:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2016 09:03 TB Updated [Date, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2017 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2017 21:08 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Jan-2017 18:25 TB Updated [Source]
24-Oct-2017 23:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 14:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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