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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18806
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:10-JUN-1929
Time:
Type:Fokker F.VIIb/3m
Owner/operator:Van Lear Black (VLB) Ltd
Registration: G-AADZ
C/n / msn: 5105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dun Dum Airport, Calcutta -   India
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta
Narrative:
Ex-PH-ADP (Netherlands registry). Re-registered in the UK as G-AADZ 8.2.1929. named "Maryland Free State"; written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on landing at Calcutta 10.6.1929. Van Lear Black's Fokker aircraft crashed at Dum Dum airport, and then was destroyed at Calcutta, India by a cyclone, though the crew escaped injury. Black travelled back to England by train, and ordered a new "Maryland Free State".

Registration G-AADZ belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry on 2.12.1933 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

NOTE: The registration G-AADZ was used twice. G-AADZ (the second) was applied to another Fokker F.VIIb/3m (c/no 5195 ex-PH-AGP). This aircraft was sold to a Swiss owner in February 1931 and re-registered as HB-LAN (see link #5)

Sources:

1. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
2. http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_G-A.htm
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_PH-.html
4. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AADZ.pdf
5. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
6. http://www.hdekker.info/registermap/EERSTE.htm
7. https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Van_Lear_Black


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
31-Mar-2011 16:06 TB Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Aug-2017 13:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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