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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221916
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:03-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Wearne's Air Service
Registration: VR-SAV
C/n / msn: 6360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waterfall Estate, near Rawang, Selangor, 20 mls N of Kuala Lumpur -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Penang, Straits Settlement, Malaysia
Destination airport:Kallang, Singapore
Narrative:
C/no. 6360: C of A 5930 issued 28.5.37; delivered to Singapore 19.6.37. (2 x Gipsy Six #6683/6684). First civil registered as VR-SAV [C of R 21] 6.7.37 to Wearne Bros Ltd t/a Wearne's Air Service, Kallang, Singapore; named "Governor Raffles"; but reportedly entered service 28.6.37. Re-registered [C of R 28] 7.1.38 to Wearnes Air Service Ltd, Singapore.

Destroyed when crashed in thunderstorm on the Waterfall Estate rubber plantation near Rawang, Selangor, 20 miles North of Kuala Lumpur, killing all three on board, including pilot Captain G McCausland (35), John Samuel Radford (36) and Herbert Charles Pinching.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VR-S.html
3. The Mercury 6 May 1940, p1: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25801099
4. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2019 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Feb-2019 20:58 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2019 20:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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