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    Default Dh89 Rapide G-AEMM Collision 3 May 1940

    Numerous sites say DH 89 G-AEMM was lost in a collision on 3 May 1940 while serving with 6 AONS with the loss of 2 crew at Staveeton


    Only I cannot find any reference to this in AB Crash logs, nor do I have any unaccounted airman for this date


    Methinks something amiss

    Maybe no one was killed

    can anyone identity the incident and maybe the other aircraft involved

    Thanks Paul

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    Before i look, whete is Staveeton and is that correct spelling.

    Have you ancestry.com access. Thats largely where ill look
    Dennis Burke
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    Dennis


    Opps typo sorry

    "Destroyed in Mid air collision near Staverton, Gloucestershire 3.5.40: both crew killed."


    Paul

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    Can you make out what is written on its registration card?

    https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/Historica...ial/G-AEMM.pdf
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    As this aircraft has a civil registration, and these schools were usually civilian operated, I would suggest that the crew at least were almost certainly civilian as well - much like similar schools operating across Canada during WW2.
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    The card basically says it was cancelled in a pre war tidy up exercise in 1945 with no detailed fate known

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    Paul,

    Unfortunately the RAF Museum hold no Form 1180 Aircraft Accident Card for this aircraft on or near this date.

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Martin

    Thanks I suspect either the date is wrong or no one died

    Paul

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