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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205381
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Date:18-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Air Commerce Ltd
Registration: G-AEPF
C/n / msn: 6353
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered G-AEPF [C of R 7448] 10.3.37 to Air Commerce Ltd, Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex. C of A 5822 issued 17.4.37. Company sold in June 1938 to Olley Air Service Ltd/British & Foreign Aviation Ltd and then operated from June 1938 by Isle of Man Air Services Ltd and from April 1939 by Railway Air Services Ltd, Speke.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when abandoned at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux, France 18.6.40. Presumed destroyed by enemy action. Registration cancelled 18.6.40 as PWFU ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use").

Sources:

1. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEPF.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
4. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?14419-F-Lt-Holmes-Air-Marshal-Barratt-s-pilot-in-France-1939-40
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844&styleid=14


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2018 19:58 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Feb-2019 21:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
19-Mar-2019 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]

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