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Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Date:Friday 13 January 1939
Type:Fokker F.XVIII
Operator:Commercial Aviation Company
Registration: VQ-PAF
C/n / msn: 5310
First flight: 1932
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lydda Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:Lydda Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Destination airport:Lydda Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Narrative:
Aircraft took off for a flight around the airport to celebrate the inauguration of the "Commercial Aviation Company Ltd.", a company that was established by Haim Leibovitz and his pilot partner Dushinsky, to fly fresh fish from Aqaba to Tel Aviv via Lydda airport.
While landing, the pilot lost control and the aircraft veered off the runway into the mud.

Sources:
» De Nederlandse Vliegtuigen / Th. Wesselink, Th. Postma
» Israel Aviation History Website


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