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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146758
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Anglo-American Oil Co
Registration: G-ADCL
MSN: 6277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Redhill Aerodrome (EGKR)
Registered as G-ADCL [C of R 5602] 16.4.35 to Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, Redhill (as a replacement for G-ACTT). C of A 4784 issued 4.5.35; delivered 8.5.35. Substantially damaged when overturned on landing Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey, 26.6.35, killing Brendan [Jimmy] Hanstock, General Manager of Anglo-American.

Not badly damaged and rebuilt by De Havillands. Re-registered [C of R 6607] 19.12.35 to Airwork Ltd, Heston. Registration cancelled 1.8.36 as sold and C of A renewed 31.7.36. Bought by Juan de la Cierva and Tom Campbell-Black from Airwork Ltd and departed Heston 1.8.36, piloted by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton for the Spanish Nationalists at Burgos. Used as fighter/bomber with forward firing Vickers gun almost certainly as 40-2 "Capitan Vela". Retained as personal aircraft of Mayor J-A Ansaldo. Later used as trainer with Spanish Air Force. To Iberia Airlines 1940. Registered as EC-AAY 1941 to Trafico Aereo Espana; later (by 2.10.45) to Iberia; later based in Spanish Guinea. Withdrawn from use at Doula River Bata, Guinea, and registration cancelled 22.6.46



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

28 Dec 1936 40-2 Spanish Nationalist Air Force 0 near San Sebastian, Bay of Biscay, Basque Region sub

Revision history:

16-Jul-2012 13:09 TB Added
07-Jan-2014 18:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2017 16:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
24-Oct-2017 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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