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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27882
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:28-JUN-1946
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:East African Airways
Registration: VP-KCU
C/n / msn: 6848
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Garsen Village Lamu, 130 miles N of Mombasa -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nairobi Dagoretti, Kenya
Destination airport:Mombasa, Kenya
Narrative:
c/no.6848: Taken on charge as NR772 at De Havilland Witney 20.2.45 for refurbishment as Mk.II. Delivered week ending 1.7.45 and sold 12.7.45 to BOAC for East African Airways. Registered G-AGOX (CofR 9627) 31.5.45 to British Overseas Airways Corporation, Nairobi. CofA 7184 issued 4.7.45; ferried to Nairobi 12.7.45-19.7.45.

Registration cancelled 2.8.46 as 'sold abroad'. Registered in Kenya as VP-KCU 10.8.45 to East African Airways Corporation, Nairobi. Forced landed in bush after running out of fuel near Garsen, 130 miles north of Mombasa, 28.6.46 and aircraft abandoned; en route Nairobi to Mombasa.

My Father Dr C W Davies was landed in another De Havilland VP-KC* to rescue survivors - No deaths. Survived by drinking dew drops from the wings.

Sources:

Memoirs of Dr C W DAVIES --supplied by Dr R A DAVIES
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AGOX.pdf
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/vp-kaa.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Dragon_Rapide


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Jun-2011 22:10 dicdic Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Dec-2011 08:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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