Accident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide R5923, Tuesday 22 April 1941
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Date:Tuesday 22 April 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:2 SS RAF
Registration: R5923
MSN: 6459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Yatesbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Yatesbury, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
C/no 6459: Taken on charge by the RAF as R5923 (under Contract 21547/39) at 2 E&WS RAF Yatesbury 13.10.39; renamed 2 Signal School 26.8.40. (2 x Gipsy Six engines #60007/60008)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when swung off the runway on take-off and hit fence at RAF Yatesbury, Gloucestershire, 22.4.41. No fatalities or injuries reported. Struck off charge 29.4.41 (total time on airframe: 639 hrs)


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 37)

Revision history:

19-Feb-2019 17:09 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Mar-2019 18:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Feb-2022 17:48 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport]

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