Incident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide X8506, Saturday 22 June 1940
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Date:Saturday 22 June 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:24 Sqn RAF
Registration: X8506
MSN: 6405
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Orléans–Bricy Air Base, 6 miles NNW of Ingré, near Orléans -   France
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Orléans–Bricy Air Base, near Orleans, France (ORE/LFOJ)
Destination airport:
c/no.6405: Registered G-AFEO [C of R 8319] 11.4.38 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Doncaster. (Although, for official purposes, the aircraft's "home airport" was Croydon, Surrey). C of A 6251 issued 9.5.38. Registration cancelled 26.3.40 as sold.

To 24 Squadron, RAF Hendon 27.3.40 and impressed into military service as X8506 31.3.40. Struck off charge 22.6.40 in France. Known to have been captured intact by advancing German forces while parked at Bricy, near Orleans, France.

(Orléans–Bricy Air Base (French: Base aérienne 123) (IATA: ORE, ICAO: LFOJ) is a French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air (ALA) base. The base is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-north west of Ingré near the city of Orléans; about 65 miles (105 km) south-south west of Paris).



Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-May-2009 03:06 angels one five Updated
23-Jan-2010 10:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
03-Jan-2012 08:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 12:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2017 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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