Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a De Havilland DH.84 Dragon II off the Scilly Islands: 6 killed

Accident description

  • Jun 3, 1941 at 1700 LT
  • G-ACPY
  • Flight
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Saint Mary's - Saint Just
  • 6076
  • 1934
  • Scilly Islands, UK
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 1
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 6
  • The aircraft was carrying five passengers and a pilot from Saint Mary's, Scilly Islands, to Saint Just. While flying off the Scilly Islands, the aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a German Heinkel He.111 and crashed into the sea. All six members of the same family were killed. The mother was secretary to the Director General of the Ministry of Information. The father was the Secretary of Anglo-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce in London. All were flying back to Saint Just following holidays in the Scilly Islands.
    Crew:
    W. D. Anderson, captain.
    Passengers:
    Sheelagh Leggitt,
    John Leggitt,
    Jeannie Leggitt (11 years old),
    Romalita Leggitt (9 years old),
    Georgina Griffith (mother of Mrs Leggitt).
  • Shot down by a German fighter.