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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140432
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:09-OCT-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Misr Airlines
Registration: SU-ABQ
C/n / msn: 6299
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 miles North of Port Sudan, Red Sea -   Sudan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lydda (Lod) Airport, Palestine
Destination airport:Port Sudan, Red Sea, Sudan
Narrative:
C of A 5074 issued 11.9.35 to Misr-Airwork; handed over 12.9.35 to Airwork Ltd & delivered ex-Heston 18.9.35. (2 x Gipsy Six engine #6332/6333). Registered as SU-ABQ 9.35 to Misr Airwork Ltd; named "Thebes".

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9.10.41: While descending to Port Sudan, on a flight from Lod, Palestine, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing 18 miles north of his intended destination. All six occupants (pilot and five passengers) were unhurt but the aircraft was written off.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_SU-.html
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74784995@N00/4952467990/
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-near-port-sudan
5. http://aerobernie.bplaced.net/Misrair.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2011 18:23 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Nov-2016 11:14 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2016 11:39 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
11-Nov-2016 16:03 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2016 16:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Apr-2018 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2019 20:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2019 23:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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