Incident Miles M.65 Gemini 1A G-AKDJ,
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Date:Thursday 5 January 1961
Type:Miles M.65 Gemini 1A
Owner/operator:Drygene Towel Company (Paper) Ltd
Registration: G-AKDJ
MSN: 6448
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bispham Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Blackpool Airport, Squires Gare, Blackpool(BLK/EGNH)
Destination airport:Renfrew Airport, Glasgow
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
6448: Miles M.65 Gemini 1A. First Registered (C of R 11823/1, later R 2296/1) as G-AKDJ to Wing Commander
H. C. Kennard, (t/a Air Kruise (Kent) Ltd), Lympne, Kent 20.8.47, and C of A 9648 issued 22.8.47.

Damage in a Forced landing on waste ground near Lympne, Kent 23.11.47, repaired returned to service. Registration G-AKDJ cancelled 2.7.51 upon sale.

Re-registered (C of R 2296/2) on 6.7.51 to C. F. L. Hersee, Cambridge. Later Dublin, Ireland (from 31.7.52 and later St. Helier, Jersey, (from 21.12.52). Registration cancelled 6.10.58 prior to sale.

Re-registered (C of R 2296/3) to Air Couriers Ltd, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey 9.10.58. Registration cancelled prior to sale 18.10.58.

Re-registered (C of R 2296/4) on 30.10.58 to H.Laing, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire (aircraft based at
Denham, Buckinghamshire, then moved to Biggin Hill, Kent in 1959). Registration cancelled 1.1.60 prior to sale.

Re-registered (C of R 2296/5) to Drygene Towel Co (Paper) Ltd, Glasgow (aircraft based Renfrew Airport, Glasgow) 25.4.60.

Crashed shortly after take off from Blackpool, 5.1.61: force landed at night on Bispham Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, and damaged beyond repair, after being overwhelmed by the rising tide (structurally damaged due to prolonged immersion in salt water). Struck off register 12.6.61 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".


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Revision history:

01-Jul-2009 23:29 VHKDK Added
28-Nov-2012 16:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source]
28-Nov-2012 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 06:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2022 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
22-Sep-2022 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]]

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