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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.
|Type:||de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide|
|Owner/operator:||Katafanga Estates Ltd t/a Fiji Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 6471|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Lambasa, Vanua Levu Island -
|Departure airport:||Lambasa, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji|
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
||Dr. John Smith
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