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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28652
Last updated: 7 March 2019
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Date:04-JUN-1957
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:L.M. Berner & Company
Registration: G-ALTZ
C/n / msn: 5134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N'Dolo Airport, Léopoldville -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:N'Dolo Airport Leopoldville, Belgian Congo
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/no. 5134 (ex-RAF Oxford HN844) [original c/n 3000]. C of A 9408 issued 30.6.47. First civil registered 7.7.47 as EI-ADB to Aer Rianta Teoranta, Dublin. Re-registered 2.4.48 to Aer Lingus, Dublin. Irish registration cancelled 15.6.49.

Re-registered in UK as G-ALTZ 21.6.49 to British South American Airways Corporation (BSAA), Hurn; named "Star Monitor". C of A renewed. Ownership changed to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) upon takeover of BSAA by BOAC on 5.9.49. Re-registered to Central Aeronautical Bureau Ltd, London SW1 on 28.7.54. Re-registered to Michael Joseph Lowry, Dormans Park, Sussex 15.11.55. Re-registered 15.5.56 to Leon M Berner & Co Ltd, Elmdon, Birmingham

Damaged whilst taxying at N'Dolo Airport, Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, 4.6.57; repairs on site abandoned since recorded as withdrawn from use as "unserviceable" at N'Dolo Airport, Leopoldville on 13.11.57. No definite fate established for G-ALTZ, but presumed scrapped at N'Dolo Airport, Leopoldville in 1958-59.

Registration formally cancelled 31.1.62 [but noted on aircraft's registration card as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From use") in 1956 - which was BEFORE the above accident...]

NOTE: Leopoldville is now known as Kinshasa, and the Belgian Congo is now known at the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ALTZ-2.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%27Dolo_Airport
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1957/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-65-consul-in-kinshasa/]
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?24189-Pics-from-1952-where-to-post&p=360945
6. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/GibbinsBryan/10665.htm
7. http://www.flywiththestars.co.uk/Airline/Fleet/fleet.htm
8. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ALTZ-1.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2011 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-May-2017 23:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2017 23:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-May-2017 23:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2019 20:23 cobar Updated [Country]

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