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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18763
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Date:27-NOV-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Southern Rhodesia Air Services
Registration: VP-YBZ
C/n / msn: 6256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6256: CofA 4602 issued 10.12.34 to Cyril Hull (although sold new to African Air Transport via Jack Barclay Ltd). Handed over 14.12.34 and departed Hatfield 29.12.34 for Johannesburg/Baragwanath; pilot H.N.Hawker. Registered ZS-AES 31.1.35 to African Air Transport Ltd, Germiston; named "Mau Hea Tom". Registration cancelled 30.6.38 as sold to Southern Rhodesia. Registered VP-YBZ [CofR 59] 26.9.38 to Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways, Salisbury. Taken over by Southern Rhodesian Air Services as 302 1.2.40. Reverted to VP-YBZ 30.4.42.

Crashed shortly after take off 27.11.43 at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. No reported injuries to the six persons on board (pilot and five passengers), Registration cancelled 2.1.44 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-salisbury
3. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH89_Dragon_Rapide.html
4. Photo as ZS-AES: http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH89_Dragon_Rapide-Dominie_cn_6256.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VP-Y.html
6. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
12-Dec-2011 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Dec-2011 14:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2019 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 18:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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