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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153539
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Date:05-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: G-ABSO
C/n / msn: 2217
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, London
Destination airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
Registered G-ABSO [C of R 3524] 12.31 to Edward Hillman t/a Hillman's Saloon Coaches & Airways, Maylands. C of A 3291 issued 22.12.31. Operated by Hillman's Airways; fleet No 2. Registered [C of R 4536] 2.6.33 to The Hon Brian Lewis, t/a Brian Lewis & Co, Heston. Purchased 7.33 by Philip Bailey, who owned P.B. Deviator Ltd; probably fitted with early automatic pilot device (flown as such by F.G. Miles 9.3.36).

Also possibly operated by Air Charter, Croydon. Registered [C of R 5460] 22.11.34 to Philip [Bill] Bailey, Croydon and later possibly operated by Personal Airways. Operated on behalf of NAC at Barton Aerodrome, Manchester on outbreak of war (3.9.39).

To 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon, Middlesex 2.10.39. Registration G-ABSO cancelled 1.4.40 as sold. Engine failure en route to 20 MU Aston Down 5.4.40 and forced landed near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Impressed as X9439 10.5.40, but serial not used as aircraft deemed damaged beyond repair due to the aforementioned accident, and Struck off charge 17.8.40 as written off.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABSO.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
5. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1940.htm
6. https://britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw039732
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Apr40.html
8. https://the24sec.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/aircraft-operated-by-xxiv-sqn-from-the-outbreak-of-wwii-until-the-fall-of-france/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2013 16:53 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Apr-2013 13:47 Nepa Updated [Operator]
07-Dec-2017 19:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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