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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64498
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:22-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X8506
C/n / msn: 6405
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Orléans–Bricy Air Base, 6 miles NNW of Ingré, near Orléans -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Orléans–Bricy Air Base, near Orleans, France (ORE/LFOJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6405: Registered G-AFEO [C of R 8319] 11.4.38 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Doncaster. (Although, for official purposes, the aircraft's "home airport" was Croydon, Surrey). C of A 6251 issued 9.5.38. Registration cancelled 26.3.40 as sold.

To 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 27.3.40 and impressed into military service as X8506 31.3.40. Struck off charge 22.6.40 in France. Known to have been captured intact by advancing German forces while parked at Bricy, near Orleans, France.

(Orléans–Bricy Air Base (French: Base aérienne 123) (IATA: ORE, ICAO: LFOJ) is a French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air (ALA) base. The base is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-north west of Ingré near the city of Orléans; about 65 miles (105 km) south-south west of Paris).

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFEO.pdf
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=22844&styleid=14


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-May-2009 03:06 angels one five Updated
23-Jan-2010 10:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
03-Jan-2012 08:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 12:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2017 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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