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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74722
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:15-APR-1949
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:George Scott Meek
Registration: G-AFNH
MSN: 94023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Isle of Skye -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Isle of Skye
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 8970] on 9.5.39 as G-AFNH to the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Aero Club Ltd., Newcastle Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. C of A 66596 issued May 1939. Registration G-AFNH cancelled/lapsed 20.7.39. Sold on and registration restored [C of R 8970/2] 31.7.39 to The Hartlepools & Tees-Side Flying Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham.

Withdrawn from use and stored from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of WW II. Civil registration G-AFNH cancelled 10.9.40 when impressed into military service as BK839.

Registration restored [C of R 8970/3] on 11.2.46 to Newman Aircraft Co Ltd., London WC.1 (aircraft based at Panshanger, Hertfordshire). Sold on and re-registered [C or R 8970/4] 30.7.46 to Walter Roy Scott, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed 23.8.48. Registration G-AFNH restored [C of R 8970/5] 31.8.48 to George Scott Meek, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire

Written off 15.4.49: The aircraft forced landed on the Isle of Skye due to bad weather and was damaged beyond repair. The aircraft was left where it crashed, and the engine only recovered.

Registration G-AFNH cancelled by the Air Ministry 1.5.1949 as "destroyed in forced landing"

Sources:

1. The Moth, Enterprise # 150
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFNH-1.pdf
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFNH-2.pdf
5. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C486026
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p940.html


Images:


Photo: Iain Meek


1949 by George Meek post crash on Isle of Skye

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2010 03:55 Petro Added
08-Mar-2013 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2014 19:38 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
23-Feb-2014 19:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Feb-2018 12:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Feb-2021 18:37 iaintsmeek Updated [Photo]

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