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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205594
Last updated: 20 April 2019
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Date:21-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X8505
C/n / msn: 6369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais department -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais department
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered as G-AEXP [C of R 7840] on 19.5.37 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (later - in 1938 - based at Doncaster, South Yorkshire). C of A 5916 issued 19.7.37. Operated by NAC from outbreak of WW II (4.9.39) and damaged when struck by Miles Magister L5935 at RAF Northolt, Middlesex 25.11.39.

Registration cancelled 25.3.40 as sold. Impressed into military service as X8505 31.3.40 and delivered to 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon on 9.4.40. Damaged by enemy action (air raid) at St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais department 21.5.40. Abandoned at St. Omer, still marked as G-AEXP (military serial X8505 apparently never applied) and Struck Off Charge 28.5.40

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEXP.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
4. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844
6. http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft26338-3.htm#en
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/May40.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2018 00:44 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Oct-2018 06:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Feb-2019 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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