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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29239
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Date:11-APR-1942
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W6456
C/n / msn: 6342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6342: Registered G-AEOV [CofR 7423] 9.12.36 to Rt Hon The Viscount Forbes, Croydon [operated by Personal Airways Ltd]. Initially test flown in "Class B" markings as "E.4" during February 1937 as prototype DH.89A with extended flaps, and tested at Martlesham Heath.

CofA 5806 issued 3.3.37. Registered [CofR 8297] 14.1.38 to Mrs Helen Wood, Fittleworth, Sussex; remained operated by Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon. Delivered 1.5.39 and re-registered 27.7.39 to William D.T. ("Bill") Gairdner, director/nominee for Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew.

Registration cancelled 10.1.40 as sold. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 10.1.40, and impressed into the RAF as W6456 on 1.3.40.

On 11.4.42, the Rapide's port tyre burst while taxiing at Hendon and it swung off the perimeter track on to soft grass and was damaged. To De Havilland Witney 16.4.42 for repairs. Repairs not proceded with and struck off charge (as Cat.E1) for spares 31.5.42.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEOV.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1498-DH-89-Dragon-Rapide-W6456
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/ground-accident-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-raf-hendon


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
31-Dec-2011 05:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Dec-2011 12:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 06:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
30-Jan-2018 01:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2019 23:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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