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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33894
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Date:13-MAY-1948
Time:day
Type:Handley Page Halifax C.8
Owner/operator:Societe Aéro Cargo
Registration: F-BCJX
C/n / msn: 1347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bovingdon, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB)
Destination airport:RAF Bovingdon, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Halifax VIII PP274: First civil registered in the UK as G-AGTK to Anglo French Distributors Ltd., London (probably based at Bovingdon). UK registered G-AGTK cancelled 29.7.1947 as "sold abroad". To C.T.A.I. (Societe Aéro Cargo) at Prais-Le Bourget 2.8.47 and re-registered in France as F-BCJX

Written off 13.5.1948: After landing at RAF Bovingdon, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, while completing a cargo flight, the four engine aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran the runway and came to rest against the perimeter fence. All three crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

French civil register F-BCJX cancelled on 14.5.1949 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-handley-page-hp70-halifax-viii-raf-bovingdon
2. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AGTK.pdf
3. http://halifax346et347.canalblog.com/archives/p80-10.html
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT217/2187: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576341
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20120928112413/http://www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr:80/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html
6. French National Archives: https://www.siv.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr/siv/rechercheconsultation/consultation/ir/pdfIR.action?irId=FRAN_IR_057354 (File 19760051/25)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Jun-2010 12:37 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Jan-2014 18:50 TB Updated [Operator]
10-Mar-2017 23:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 23:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
30-Oct-2019 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
09-Dec-2019 16:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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