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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18779
Last updated: 1 March 2020
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Date:21-JUL-1939
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Mutual Finance Ltd
Registration: G-AEXN
C/n / msn: 7559
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Little Hampden, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (EGCR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7838] as G-AEXN on 30.4.37 to the de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire. C of A 5892 issued May 1937. Sold on to the Royal Aero Club at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Re-registered [C of R 8392] on 8.3.38 to The Hon Max Aitken & Brian Sheridan Thynne, London W.1 (aircraft based at Hendon, London NW9). Re-registered [C of R 8392/2] on 30.1.39 to Mutual Finance Ltd, London W.1 (aircraft based at Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey).

Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 21.7.39 when crashed at Little Hampden, near Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, about three miles south-east of Princes Risborough. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Registration G-AEXN cancelled by the Air Ministry 29.3.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEXN.pdf
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/component/content/article/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh90-dragonfly-little-hampden
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p075.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
21-Mar-2010 13:32 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
08-Jan-2014 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2017 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2018 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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