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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28478
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:12-FEB-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: G-ACYM
C/n / msn: 6269
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moyenneville, near Pas-de-Calais -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:Moyenneville, Pas-de-Calais, France
Narrative:
c/no.6269: Registered G-ACYM [C of R 5368] 10.1.35 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon. C of A 4649 issued 6.3.35; delivered 4.3.35. Cancelled 20.3.39 and registered 6.4.39 to Great Western & Southern Air Lines Ltd, Shoreham, Sussex (later Speke, Liverpool); named "Vanguard".

Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, Hendon from 17.9.39. Damaged tail in forced landing in snowstorm at Moyenneville, Somme, Pas-de-Calais, France 12.2.40; not repaired, and later destroyed by fire in evacuation from France 4.5.40. Registration formally cancelled 17.6.40 as sold. Officially impressed into RAF service as X9320 from 31.3.40 [but serial not applied, as this date was six weeks after the above accident]. Struck off charge by RAF 4.4.40.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ACYM.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
4. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Feb40.html
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-moyenneville
7. http://web.archive.org/web/20160719031201/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-89-dragon-rapide-in-moyenneville/
8. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Dec-2011 15:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 11:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2017 20:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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