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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206349
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:04-MAY-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:FPP ATA
Registration: AV994
C/n / msn: 7536
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Narrative:
First registered in France [C of R 4974] on 31.12.36 as F-APAX to Jacques Dupuy, Paris. Later re-registered to Edouard Daubree, Tangiers, Morocco. French registration F-APAX cancelled March 1939 as "sold abroad"

Re-registered in the UK as G-AFRI [C of R 9045] on 27.3.39 to Mildred Mary Bruce (The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce), Chipstead, Surrey (aircraft based at Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey). C of A 5729 issued April 1939. Registration cancelled/lapsed 16.12.39. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 9045/2] 24.1.40 to Anglo-European Airways Ltd., Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (aircraft based at Cardiff Airport, Pengam Moors, Cardiff)

Civil registration G-AFRI cancelled 2.6.40 when impressed into military service as AV994. Service with the Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary, based at White Waltham

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4.5.41 when hit by DH.82A Tiger Moth BB687 while taxiing at RAF Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

NOTE: To confuse matters, Tiger Moth BB687 [c/n 3458] had been mis-painted with the incorrect serial "BB683" (it was previously civil registered as G-ADXN). The "real" BB683 was c/n 3410 (ex-G-ADOR) and was never involved in this accident!

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft AA100-AZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 200 p 142)
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFRI.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p075.html
6. http://avions-de-la-guerre-d-algerie.over-blog.com/article-126-de-havilland-dh-89-dragon-rapide-fran-ais-115588770.html [French text]
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-16.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2018 22:02 Dr. John Smith Added
22-May-2019 00:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2019 04:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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