ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141461
Last updated: 21 October 2014
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.
Date:25-AUG-1952
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Katafanga Estates Ltd t/a Fiji Airways
Registration: VQ-FAM
C/n / msn: 6471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lambasa, Vanua Levu Island -   Fiji
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Lambasa, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6471: Taken on charge by RAF as R5934 under Contract 21547/39 at 2 E&WS Yatesbury 6.12.39; renamed 2 Singal School 26.8.40. To DeHavilland Witney for maintenance 26.3.43. To 526 Squadron, Inverness 19.8.43. To 527 Squadron, Digby 3.5.45. To Radio Warfare Establishment, Watton 18.4.46.[Sometime coded MD-X]. To 5 MU RAF Kemble for storage pending disposal 17.12.46.

Sold 25.8.47 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd. Registered G-AKSH (CofR 12169) 31.1.48 to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Shoreham. CofA 9962 issued 14.5.48. Registered 15.11.51 to W.S. Shackleton Ltd.

Registration cancelled 22.11.51 as sold in Fiji. Delivered ex-W.S.Shackleton to Harold Gatty, Suva, Fiji 30.11.51; arrived Fiji 7.2.52. Registered VQ-FAM 11.2.52 to (Gatty's company) Katafanga Estates Ltd t/a Fiji Airways.

Damaged by fire on start-up at Lambasa, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji 25.8.52; presumed not repaired as CofA lapsed 17.3.55 and aircraft broken up as spares for VQ-FAN

Sources:
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AKSH.pdf
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Asia/VQ-FAM.html
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH%20full%20prodn%20list.txt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 10:40 Dr. John Smith Added
Number of views: 196

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description