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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222183
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:24-DEC-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:173 Wg Comms Flt Royal Air Force (173 Wg Comms Flt RAF)
Registration: X7450
C/n / msn: 6592
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal -   India
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6592: Taken on charge as X7450 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 8.12.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70193/70196) To 47 MU RAF Sealand 16.2.42 for crating for shipping overseas. Shipped ex Birkenhead on he s.s. "Steelkerk" 10.3.42 to Karachi, India. To AHQ India Comm Flight, Lahore. To 172 Wing Communications Flight [by 9.43]. Damaged when taxied into Hurricane HW468 5.9.43; repaired. Repaired and returned to service with 173 Wing Communications Flight [by 12.43].

Written off when Destroyed by fire while refuelling at RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal, India 24.12.43. No casualties or fatalities reported. Struck off charge 31.8.44 as Cat.E(Scrap).

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p065.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2019 00:12 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Feb-2019 00:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 09:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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