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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32075
Last updated: 15 March 2019
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Date:26-OCT-1950
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS.65 Consul
Owner/operator:Societe Indochinoise de Transports Aeriens [SITA]
Registration: F-BEDP
C/n / msn: 5162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ton-Son-Nhut Airport, Ton-Son-Nhut, Saigon -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Tan-Son-Nhut, Saigon, Vietnam (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.65 Consul c/n 5162 ex-RAF Oxford HN829 [original c/n 2985]. After the war Airspeed, bought it back from the Government, and converted it into the prototype of the ambulance version of the Consul. In its new configuration it flew for the first time in July 1947. First civil registered (Certificate of Registry 11655) 18.7.47 as G-AJWR to Airspeed Ltd. Registration cancelled 1.10.47 as "sold abroad". Certificate of Airworthiness issued 16.10.47.

Re-registered in France as F-BEDP 31.10.47 (some sources state 19.5.1948) to Societe Indochinoise de Transports Aeriens [SITA], Saigon. Written off (Destroyed by fire) in a hangar fire whilst parked at Tan-Son-Nhut, Saigon 26.10.50. Aircraft registration F-BEDP canceled on 23.9.1953 for the reason: DESTROYED

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20oxford%20&%20consul.pdf
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20120928112413/http://www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr:80/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html;jsessionid=A5C3E60B3B5901C76AAD7FB6115B224C
3. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AJWR.pdf
4. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Coates/1466.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2011 03:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2017 23:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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