Dowty Air Crash - Wolverhampton

On 9th April 1970 at 09:02 hrs, an aircraft owned by Dowty Group Services, a Dove HS 104, Series 8, Registration G-AVHV was “positioning” from Luton to Pendeford Airfield, Wolverhampton to pick up passengers for a flight to France.

Dowty de Havilland Dove

Weather conditions at Wolverhampton were poor and from the evidence available, it appears likely that the Captain experienced difficulty in positioning the aircaft for landing.

Whilst making the third attempt to land, the aircraft stalled and struck a house in Redhurst Drive, Wobaston estate approximately 600 yards from the aerodrome and caught fire.

Dowty Dove G-AVHV Wolverhampton air crash

Two pilots, Captain J E MIller & First Officer R J Davall on the aircraft and an occupant Mrs N Hilton of the house were killed.

Link to Civil Aviation Accident Report 10/71 below:







Dowty de Havilland Dove
Robert Martin
Dowty de Havilland Dove G-AVHV
Dowty Dove G-AV

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  • I remember, watching it, I was 10 years old, I was in the rear garden, with my brother, when it skimmed the roof of our house in Brinsford Rd, ran out the front of the house to see it crash in to the property in redhurst drive. Tradegy.

    By Mr G. Hindson (12/05/2020)

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