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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18731
Last updated: 8 September 2019
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Date:13-DEC-1947
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Central African Airways
Registration: VP-YBK
C/n / msn: 6359
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Balovale, Northern Rhodesia -   Zambia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Destination airport:Balovale, Northern Rhodeisa
Narrative:
c/no.6359: CofA 5922 issued 24.5.37; handed over 26.5.37 and delivered from Hatfield to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia between 27.5.37 and 6.6.37. Registered VP-YBK 8.6.37 to Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd, Salisbury; named "City of Salisbury". Taken over 5.9.39 by SRAS as '304'. RANA was bought out by the government of Southern Rhodesia in 1940 to become Southern Rhodesian Air Services, a branch of the Rhodesian Air Force. VP-YBK was impressed into that service as SRAS 304. Reverted to VP-YBK 30.4.46. Re-registered 1.6.46 to Central African Airways.

Crashed 13.12.47 at Balovale, Northern Rhodesia, on approach to Zambezi Airport for unknown reason. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all six occupants were slightly injured. Used for spares in June 1948

NOTE: Balovale is now known as Zambezi, and Northern Rhodesia is now known as Zambia

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Africa/VP-YBK.jpg
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
4. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/Central%20African.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-zambezi
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambezi,_Zambia


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2012 14:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Feb-2019 00:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2019 12:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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