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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190227
Last updated: 16 August 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1960
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Air Survey Co of India Ltd
Registration: VT-ASC
C/n / msn: 6762
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Somarampet, Machareddy Tehsil, Kamareddy, Telangana -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport (BPM/VOHY)
Destination airport:Nagpur Airport, Nagpur Maharashtra (NAG/VANP)
Narrative:
C/no. 6762: Taken on charge as NF891 at 76 MU 24.6.44. Shipped to Bombay, India on the s.s "City of Canterbury"; despatched 20.8.44; arrived 26.9.44. Registered as VT-ASC 1.11.44 to Government of India, Bombay (also quoting c/n "BCL 89403" and "8246"). Allocated to be brought back into RAF use in 12.45 to replace returned lend-lease aircraft.

Struck off charge by the RAF as sold 27.3.47 to Director General of Disposals. Registered 22.7.47 to Indian Air Survey & Transport Co Ltd, Dum Dum, Calcutta. Name changed in 1948 to Air Survey Co of India Ltd.

Written off (destroyed) when broke up in mid-air and crashed near Somarampet, Machareddy Tehsil, Kamareddy, Telangana, 22.1.60. The twin engine aircraft left Hyderabad-Begumpet Airport on a survey flight to Nagpur. En route, the airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located in Somarampet. All three occupants were killed. It is believed the accident was the consequence of an in-flight structural failure.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p067.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-somarampet-3-killed
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VT-1.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2016 15:33 TB Added
06-Mar-2019 23:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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