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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206348
Last updated: 12 April 2020
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Date:24-JUN-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:FPP ATA
Registration: AV993
C/n / msn: 7519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge, Surrey
Destination airport:White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Narrative:
First registered in France as F-AOZC [C of R 4870] on 23.9.36 to Baron Sternberg de Armela, Paris. Later re-registered to Marcel Bleustein, Paris Buc. French registration F-AOZC cancelled March 1939 as "sold abroad".

Re-registered in the UK as G-AFRF [C of R 9042] on 9.3.39 to Mutual Finance Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey). C of A 5633 issued March 1939. Withdrawn from service and stored from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Registration cancelled/lapsed 24.2.40.

Sold on and re-registered 12.3.40 to Anglo-European Airways Ltd., Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (aircraft based at Pengam Moors, Cardiff). Civil registration G-AFRF cancelled 22.6.40 when impressed into military service as AV993. Served with the Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary (FPP ATA)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 24.6.41 when crashed on take off from Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft AA100-AZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 2000 p 152)
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFRF.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p075.html
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-16.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2018 21:32 Dr. John Smith Added
21-May-2019 23:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2019 04:37 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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