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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18736
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W6424
C/n / msn: 6326
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amiens–Glisy Aerodrome, Amiens, Somme department, Picardy -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Amiens–Glisy Aerodrome, Amiens (LFAY)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no. 6326: Registered G-AEAM [C of R 6642] 22.2.36 to Railway Air Services Ltd, Barton; named "Star of Ulster". C of A 5352 issued 5.5.36. Damaged in forced landing near Bolton, Lancashire, 6.6.36; repaired and returned to service.

Re-registered [C of R 8151] 19.10.37 to Isle of Man Air Services Ltd, Derbyhaven. Operated by 24 Squadron, Hendon from 4.9.39. Registration cancelled 10.1.40 as sold.

Impressed into RAF service as W6424 1.3.40 [serial possibly not used?]; retained by 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon. Damaged in forced landing at St. Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu, near Clisson, South East of Nantes, France 23.2.40, when it ran out of fuel en route to Aéroport Château Bougon, Nantes (pilot Flying Officer D.L. Mc Monnies).

To 21 Air Depot Bouguenais for repairs 27.2.40. Presumed repaired and returned to service, since abandoned at Amiens–Glisy Aerodrome, Amiens, Somme department, Picardy 16.5.40 by retreating British Forces.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEAM.pdf
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1203288
4. http://www.airliners.net/photo/isle-of-man-air-services/de-havilland-dh-89-dragon-rapide/1615703
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A8.html
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Feb40.html
8. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844&page=2

DH.89A W6424 when still in civil use as G-AEAM at Ringway Manchester in 1939: IOMAS Rapide Ringway 1939

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Dec-2011 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Dec-2011 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 12:05 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2017 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2018 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 20:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
22-Feb-2019 23:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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