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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141539
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Time:19:00 LT
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:782 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: R9563
MSN: 6491
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kempstone Hill, near Cowie, 3 miles N of Stonehaven -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Hatston, Kirkwall, Orkney
Destination airport:RNAS Donibristle, Fife
c/no 6491: Taken on charge by RAF as R9563 under Contract 26448/39 at 9 MU Cosford 26.5.40. To Royal Navy 29.8.40 and issued to 782 Squadron, at RNAS Donibristle. (First DH.89 to be delivered to the Fleet Air Arm)

Written off (destroyed) when flew into high ground in bad weather at Kempstone Hill, near Cowie, 3 miles north of Stonehaven 7.7.41; while ferrying personnel from Hatston, Kirkwall, Orkney, to Donibristle, Fife. All 6 on board (pilot, co pilot, and four passengers) were killed:

Pilot Officer Walter C. Jones, pilot, FAA (Service Number FX 81344)
Flying Officer Margaret Ethne Jean Dobson, WRNS, aged 36, co pilot and navigator.
Lt Frederick Penrose Tennyson, RNVR (detached from 804 Sqn, FAA)
Flight Lt J. L. Day, Service Number C/JX 201683,
Mr. Charles William Young, civilian employee of Vickers Armstrong Ltd,
Mr. T. McCabe (civilian)


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 58)

Revision history:

04-Jan-2012 03:35 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Jan-2012 03:53 Nepa Updated [Operator]
31-Jan-2018 10:11 Nickmac Updated [Time, Narrative]
19-Feb-2019 22:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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