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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18740
Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Time:c. 19:02
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Hargreaves Airways
Registration: G-AIUI
C/n / msn: 6675
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cronk ny Irree Laa, near Dalby, Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Elmdon, Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Destination airport:Ronaldsway, Isle of Man [IOM/EGNS]
c/no.6675: Taken on charge as HG690 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a at 18 MU 11.12.43. To Yatesbury Flying Wing [2 Radio School] 28.12.43; coded 208. To 5 MU RAF Kemble 16.8.45. Struck off charge when sold 20.12.46 to Kenning Aviation Ltd.

Registered G-AIUI (C of R 10977) 8.11.46 to Kenning Aviation Ltd, Burnaston, Derby. C of A 8974 issued 29.5.47. Cancelled 14.6.47 and re-registered 26.6.47 to Hargreaves Airways Ltd, Elmdon, Birmingham.

Crashed and destroyed 10.6.1948: On a private charter from Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, with passengers for the Senior T.T. Race at 8 pm, the pilot, Captain Herbert, overshot an approach to Ronaldsway. It was not until midday the following day that a survivor was located and the burnt out aircraft found at Cronk-ny-Irrey-Lhaa near Dalby. Of the 8 persons on board, there were 2 survivors, but 6 died - the pilot, a man, 3 lady passengers and a 6 year old boy.

Registration G-AIUI cancelled with effect same day as "crashed".


1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999 Compiled by Michael Austen Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1999 ISBN 0 85130 281 5)
2. Poole, Stephen (1999). Rough Landing or Fatal Flight. Douglas: Amulree Publications. ISBN 1-901508-03-X (Pages 121-122)
8. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2323:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2010 23:19 John Baker Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 08:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Jan-2016 18:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 00:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2019 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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