Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide 4 in Abbotsford

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2018 at 1730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N683DH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abbotsford - Abbotsford
MSN:
6782
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Taking part to the Abbotsford International Airshow, the airplane was engaged in a local plaisance flight with four passengers and one pilot on board. Shortly after takeoff from runway 25 while in initial climb, the airplane banked right, causing the lower right wing to struck the ground. The airplane went out of control and crashed nose first at the edge of the runway. Three passengers were slightly injured while the pilot and another passenger were seriously injured. At the time of the accident, the airplane was officially registered N683DH with its original British registration G-AHXW.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide in Audley End: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1991 at 1326 LT
Registration:
G-AHGD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Biggleswade - Audley End
MSN:
6862
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
15840
Captain / Total hours on type:
15.00
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Biggleswade bound for Audley End to take part to an airshow. On completion of the fourth turn, which was wider than previous turns, the aircraft rolled out on a westerly heading and rpm on both fixed-pitch propellers was reduced to around idle. The aircraft decelerated in straight and level flight with the flaps lowered and in a progressively more nose-up attitude. At low airspeed, mid-way along the display axis, the aircraft rolled to starboard and entered a spin to the right from a height of between 400 and 500 feet. It crashed approximately 300 metres north of the display axis and behind a line of trees which obscured spectator's view of the impact. The pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control at low height after a buckle on the seat belt became entangled with the flying controls.
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide in Oxford

Date & Time: Feb 5, 1989 at 1108 LT
Operator:
Registration:
G-AJHO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oxford - Shoreham
MSN:
6835
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3136
Captain / Total hours on type:
68.00
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 20 at Oxford-Kidlington Airport, while climbing to an altitude of 1,500 feet, the pilot reduced engine power when the right engine failed. He informed ATC at Oxford Airport and was cleared to return. Shortly later, the right engine caught fire and the pilot attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a soft ground about 8 km south of the airport, bursting into flames. The pilot escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine following the failure of the 4th cylinder in flight.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide in Antananarivo

Date & Time: May 18, 1968
Registration:
5R-MAN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antananarivo - Antananarivo
MSN:
6591
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed. All six occupants (five skydivers and one pilot) were uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide in Halfpenny Green

Date & Time: May 7, 1967
Registration:
G-AJKW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Halfpenny Green - Halfpenny Green
MSN:
6539
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a successfully skydiving mission in the region of Halfpenny Green Airport, the crew was returning to his base when the airplane crashed on landing for unknown reason. All three occupants survived while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89B Dominie near Queenstown

Date & Time: Apr 15, 1967
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-AKT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Te Anau - Queenstown
MSN:
6673
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
About 15 minutes after departure from Te Anau-Manapouri Airport, the left engine vibrated then failed. The pilot continued his route to Queenstown-Frankton Airport when on approach, the right engine failed as well. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in the Shotover River located few km from the airfield. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure for undetermined reason.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89B Dominie in Brisbane

Date & Time: Oct 25, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
VH-BIF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Brisbane - Brisbane
MSN:
6903
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at Brisbane-Archerfield Airport while completing a local training flight with skydivers. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide on Mt Soho

Date & Time: Jun 15, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-AKS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
6647
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was involved in an aerial photography mission out from Wellington. En route, the pilot encountered whiteout conditions and lost his orientation when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Soho located about 9 km north of Arrowtown, Otago. All five occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.