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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:16-DEC-1957
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DOVE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 5
Owner/operator:Aero Transport Flugbetriebs GmbH
Registration: OE-FAC
MSN: 04500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leavesden Airfield, Watford, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Austria
Destination airport:Leavesden Airfield, Watford, Hertfordshire (EGTI)
Narrative:
The crew was completing a delivery flight, apparently from Austria. On final approach to Leavesden Airfield, the airplane was too low and struck the ground short of runway threshold before coming to rest. Both crew members were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH104%20prodn%20list.txt
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh104-dove-5-leavesden
4. https://rzjets.net/aircraft/?page=11&typeid=339


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2008 19:59 W.Fischdick Added
28-Jan-2008 12:00 harro Updated
17-Mar-2010 14:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
17-Mar-2010 14:17 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
24-Sep-2012 09:22 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 03:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2014 13:31 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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