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

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

Accident description

  • Feb 12, 1940
  • G-ACYM
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • 6269
  • 1934
  • Moyenneville, Somme
  • France
  • Europe
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The aircraft was approaching Moyenneville in a snowstorm. The pilot made a forced landing in a field when the aircraft hit the ground and came to rest. While all five occupants were slightly injured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. This was a special mission on behalf of the 24th RAF Squadron.