ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18747
Last updated: 22 April 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:18-MAR-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Scottish Airways
Registration: G-AFEY
C/n / msn: 6402
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wideford, 5 miles NW of Kirkwall, Orkney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Renfrew Airport, Glasgow
Destination airport:Kirkwall, Orkney
Narrative:
c/no. 6402: Registered G-AFEY [CofR 8342] 7.3.38 to Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew. C of A 6225 issued 11.4.38; delivered 15.4.38. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Wideford, Orkney, 18.3.40: While approaching Kirkwall Airport, the twin engine aircraft hit a hill in Wideford, some 5 miles northwest of the airfield. All six occupants were injured while the aircraft was wrecked. For unknown reason, the pilot was performing the approach at a too low altitude and did not see the hill.

Registration G-AFEY cancelled same day due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFEY.pdf
3. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Mar40.html
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-wideford
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p064.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Dec-2011 18:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description