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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222180
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:23-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Caspar Air Charters & Agencies Ltd, Nairobi.
Registration: VP-KHF
C/n / msn: 6627
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile North of Garissa Aerodrome, Garissa -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Carissa Aerodrome, Kenya (GAS/HKGA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6627: Taken on charge as X7510 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 9 MU RAF Cosford 30.4.42. To 47 MU RAF Sealand 24.5.42 for crating and packing for shipment. Shipped ex Glasgow 18.8.42 on the s.s "Empire Might" for Cape Town; arrived Cape Town 16.9.42.

To SAAF as "1359" at 9 Aircraft Depot 9.42. To 62 Air School 15.10.42. To 61 Squadron SAAF, 2.3.45. To 11 Aircraft Depot 11.1.46. To 28 Squadron SAAF 1.2.46. To 15 Aircraft Depot 20.6.46. [Struck off charge by RAF 26.9.46 as sold locally].

Sold 5.7.46 to African Flying Services (for 1,386). Registered as ZS-BCT 29.1.47 to African Flying Services. Registration cancelled 23.5.49 as sold in Kenya. Registered as VP-KHF (C of R 185) 31.5.49. Registered 20.9.52 to Caspar Air Charters & Agencies Ltd, Nairobi. Operated by Edward E. [Ted] Fresson as anti-locust crop sprayer December 1953 to February 1954.

Crashed when pilot lost control on take off and destroyed by fire 1 mile North of Garissa Aerodrome, Kenya 23.1.55; 1 on board killed. Registration VP-KHF cancelled 18.2.55 as destroyed

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/vp-kaa_&_sy-aaa.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html
4. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH89_Dragon_Rapide.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garissa_Airport


Revision history:

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23-Feb-2019 22:54 Dr. John Smith Added

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