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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222185
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:07-FEB-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:3 DF Royal Air Force (3 DF RAF)
Registration: X7354
C/n / msn: 6527
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hordley, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Cheshire
Destination airport:RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire
Narrative:
C/no. 6527: Taken on charge as X7354 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 9 MU RAF Cosford 28.5.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70026/70050) To 3 Delivery Flight, RAF Hawarden, Cheshire 28.6.41.

Written off (destroyed) when abandoned by pilot after being struck by lightning in a snowstorm on ferry flight from RAF Hawarden to RAF Lichfield and crashed at Hordley, Shropshire 7.12.41. Aircraft burst into flames on impact, and was burnt out by the resulting fire.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p065.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hordley


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2019 00:32 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Mar-2019 18:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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