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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18747
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Scottish Airways
Registration: G-AFEY
MSN: 6402
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wideford, 5 miles NW of Kirkwall, Orkney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Renfrew Airport, Glasgow
Destination airport:Kirkwall, Orkney
c/no. 6402: Registered G-AFEY [CofR 8342] 7.3.38 to Scottish Airways Ltd, Renfrew. C of A 6225 issued 11.4.38; delivered 15.4.38. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Wideford, Orkney, 18.3.40: While approaching Kirkwall Airport, the twin engine aircraft hit a hill in Wideford, some 5 miles northwest of the airfield. All six occupants were injured while the aircraft was wrecked. For unknown reason, the pilot was performing the approach at a too low altitude and did not see the hill.

Registration G-AFEY cancelled same day due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Dec-2011 18:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 20:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source]

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