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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27553
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:29-JAN-1932
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.66 Hercules
Owner/operator:Imperial Airways Ltd
Registration: G-AAJH
C/n / msn: 393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Almaza Airfield, Almaza, north east of Cairo
Destination airport:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Narrative:
First registered 29.6.29 to Imperial Airways, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey; named "City of Basra".
The aircraft was operating the first regular northbound service from South Africa to Great Britain. When taxiing, a wheel sunk into soft earth where an anthill had recently been removed, and it was damaged.

Registration G-AAJH cancelled 2.4.1934 when sold to the South African Air Force: became SAAF 260, scrapped in 1943

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAJH.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Hercules
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Nov-2012 03:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2019 20:30 harro Updated [Narrative]

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