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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222301
Last updated: 8 August 2020
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Date:28-SEP-1950
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Northern Rhodesia Aviation Services Ltd
Registration: VP-YCL
C/n / msn: 6665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 miles South East of Fort Manning, Nyasaland -   Malawi
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Destination airport:Fort Manning, Nyasaland, Malawi
Narrative:
C/no. 6665: Taken on charge as HG666 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a but to De Havilland for storage 5.10.43. To R&J Park for packing/shipment 29.11.43. UK C of A 7043 issued 5.12.43. Shipped to Southern Rhodesia via Cape Town on the s.s "Umtali" 22.12.43; arrived 30.1.44. Taken on charge by the SRAF (Southern Rhodesia Air Force) 5.2.44 and registered as VP-YCL 1.3.44 to Southern Rhodesia Air Services. Re-registered 1.6.46 to Central African Airways Corporation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.

Damaged when struck fence & trees on take-off Rand Airport, Germiston, South Africa 27.10.46; repaired and returned to service. Registration VP-YCL cancelled 10.49 to Northern Rhodesia. Re-registered VP-RBT 10.49 to Northern Rhodesia Aviation Services Ltd, Lusaka. Registration VP-YCL restored 1st Quarter of 1950 (=between 1.1.50 and 31.3.50) to Northern Rhodesia Aviation Service Ltd (c/o Rhodesian Aircraft & Maintenance Service Ltd), Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.

Written off (Destroyed) in forced landing 11 miles South East of Fort Manning, Nyasaland, Malawi 28.9.50; no casualties. Registration cancelled 4th Quarter of 1950 (=between 1.9.50 and 31.12.50)

NOTE: Fort Manning is now known as Mchinji, a town and the capital of the Mchinji District in the Central Region of Malawi, located 12 km from the Zambian Border and 109 km from Lilongwe, the Capital City of Malawi, at approximate co ordinates: 1349′S 3254′E

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mchinji


Revision history:

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26-Feb-2019 22:10 Dr. John Smith Added

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