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 Oxford, UK

Date & Time: Feb 5, 1989 at 1200 LT
Registration:
G-AJHO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oxford-Shoreham
MSN:
6835
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

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.