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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222002
Last updated: 10 May 2019
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Date:27-APR-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9553
C/n / msn: 6481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Rednal, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Rednal, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Narrative:
C/no 6481: Taken on charge by RAF as R9553 under Contract 20916/39 at 12 MU 3.5.40. (2 x Gipsy Six engines #60072/60077) To 18 MU RAF Dumfries 12.8.40. To HQ Ferry Pilots Pool, White Waltham 27.3.41. To 27 MU 9.4.41. To 10 Ferry Pilots Pool, RAF Lossiemouth 17.4.41. To 9 MU RAF Cosford 23.12.41. To Ferry Training Unit, Honeybourne [by 31.12.41]. To 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 17.5.42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when overturned on take-off after engine failure, RAF Rednal, Shropshire 27.4.43. Struck off charge as Cat.E(FA) 13.5.43.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 58)
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
3. 24 Squadron, RAF Operations Record Book (Air Ministry Form 540): http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8409834


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2019 20:55 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Feb-2019 16:37 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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