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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30693
Last updated: 19 April 2019
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Date:20-APR-1942
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BD143
C/n / msn: 6344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Breaston Farm, near Glengall Hospital, Dalmellington, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered G-AEPE [C of R 7447] 27.11.36 to Personal Airways Ltd, Croydon; named "Windermere", later "The Luxembourg Listener". G-AEPE 'Luxembourg Listener' of Personal Airways carried requested 78 rpm records from London to Radio Luxembourg. C of A 5718 issued 24.2.37. Re-registered [C of R 8001] 17.7.37 to Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon; (name retained & used for charter flights for Radio Luxembourg).

Operated by 'C' Flight 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 4.10.39; returned to Olley/NAC at Weston-super-Mare 10.2.40. Back to 24 Squadron, 27.2.40. Re-registered 12.7.40 to Scottish Airways Ltd, Speke, Liverpool

Registration cancelled 24.7.40 as "sold". Impressed into RAF as BD143 28.7.40 but retained by 24 Squadron.

Badly damaged in forced landing with engine failure at Breaston Farm, near Glengall Hospital, Dalmellington, Ayrshire 20.4.42. En route, an engine failed, forcing the pilot to attempt an emergency landing. While approaching a field located in Breston Farm, near Dalmellington, the aircraft hit the ground so violently that the tail was sheared off. The aircraft came to rest and was damaged beyond repair while all eight occupants (pilot and seven passengers) escaped slightly injured. Written off as "damaged beyond economic repair" and Struck Off Charge as Cat.E(FA) 30.4.42.

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEPE.pdf
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-near-dalmellington
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
5. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=79
6. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/Olley%20Air%20Service.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2010 23:19 John Baker Updated
31-Dec-2011 10:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
31-Dec-2011 12:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 06:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jan-2018 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2018 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
20-Feb-2019 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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