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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222742
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:06-JAN-1955
Time:overnight
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Victoria Falls Airways (Pvt) Ltd
Registration: VP-YEZ
C/n / msn: 6680
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (VFA/FVFA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6680: Taken on charge as HG695 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a at 76 MU 10.1.44. Shipped to Cape Town, South Africa on the s.s "Ville d'Amiens" 12.2.44; arrived 26.3.44. To SAAF as "1364" at 9 Aircraft Depot. To 62 Air School 12.7.44. To 61 Squadron SAAF 10.12.44. To 28 Squadron, Pretoria 4.46. [Struck off charge by RAF 26.9.46 as sold locally].

Sold 9.8.46 to Southern Rhodesian Govt for 3,913. Registered as VP-YEZ 9.8.46 to Central African Airways Corporation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. Re-registered 4th Quarter of 1949 (=between 1.9.49 and 31.12.49) to C.A. Pritchard; operated by Victoria Falls Airways, Victoria Falls. Re-registered 3rd Quarter of 1950 (=between 1.6.50 and 31.8.50) to Victoria Falls Airways (Pvt) Ltd, Victoria Falls. C of A lapsed 1.8.52; renewed 24.3.54.

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) in hangar collapse in a storm at Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia 6.1.55. Registration VP-YEZ cancelled 1st Quarter of 1955 (=between 1.1.55 and 31.3.55)

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html
3. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH89_Dragon_Rapide.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Falls_Airport


Revision history:

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08-Mar-2019 17:40 Dr. John Smith Added

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