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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222890
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Date:17-APR-1955
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Cie de Transports Aeriens Autrex, Hanoi
Registration: F-OAQZ
C/n / msn: 6553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Xam Neua Nathong Airport, Xam Neua, Houaphan Province -   Laos
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Xam Neua Nathong Airport, Xam Neua, Houaphan Province
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6553: Taken on charge as X7393 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 13.9.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70094/70104) To 10 AOS Dumfries later in 1941. To 1 [O]AFU RAF Wigtown 4.8.42. To De Havilland Witney for maintenance 9.4.42; to 18 MU RAF Dumfries 29.11.42. To 1 Signal School RAF Cranwell 15.1.43. To De Havilland Witney for maintenance 28.6.44. To 6 [O]AFU Staverton 28.10.44. To 44 Group Communications Flight, Staverton 6.11.44. To S of AT, Netheravon 9.1.46. To 18 MU Dumfries 23.5.46 for storage pending disposal.

Sold 10.3.47 to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd. Registered as G-AJKY (C of R 11388) 22.3.47 to Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd, Squires Gate, Blackpool. C of A 9303 issued 25.7.47. C of R No. changed to R.2002 in 1950. Registration cancelled 9.11.50 as to "long term storage". Registration restored 9.4.51 to same owner; C of A renewed 25.5.51. Cancelled and re-registered 12.4.54 to Aeroservices Ltd, Croydon. Registration G-AJKY cancelled 23.6.54 as sold to Indo-China.

Inpsected at Hanoi 14.7.54. Registered as F-OAQZ 7.10.54 (or 13.10.54 as per official records) to Cie de Transports Aeriens Autrex, Hanoi. French Indo-China.

C of A suspended at Xam Neua 17.4.55, probably after accident at Xam Neua Nathong Airport, Xam Neua, Houaphan Province, Laos. Registration F-OAQZ cancelled 31.3.58 at Saigon as "Radiée" ("destroyed")

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AJKY.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p065.html
4. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/Lancashire%20Aircraft%20Corp..html
5. http://www.antonakis.co.uk/registers/francenew/20150826.txt
6. http://antonakis.co.uk/registers/francerest/20170112.txt
7. https://francearchives.fr/fr/facomponent/39f2913a3af1a4261990330ff6643c4c7ef5947e


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2019 19:49 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Mar-2019 17:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]

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