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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18725
Last updated: 8 October 2019
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Date:25-APR-1939
Time:dusk
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Isle of Man Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-AEAK
C/n / msn: 6324
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Speke Airport, Liverpool -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manchester International (Ringway) (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Liverpool Airport, Speke, Liverpool (LPL/EGGP)
Narrative:
C/no. 6324, registered G-AEAK [C of R 6640] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Mona". C of A 5350 issued 4.4.36. Re-registered [C of R 8149] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven.

Written off 25.4.39: Following an anti-aircraft exercise with the Territorial Army in the Manchester area, darkness was setting in as Captain James Hesketh made an approach to Liverpool Airport at Speke, when the aircraft struck a tall tree, resulting in a nose-down crash onto the airfield. One passenger was killed, and Captain James Hesketh (pilot) suffered severe injuries from which he did eventually recover.

Registration G-AEAK cancelled by the CAA on 18.5.39 as "permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEAK.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A8.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-liverpool-1-killed
6. http://derbosoft.proboards.com/thread/13889/liverpool-aviation-accidents-incidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2010 09:21 penguin832 Updated [Date, Source]
14-Dec-2011 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Dec-2011 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
30-Dec-2013 07:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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