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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222356
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:31-MAY-1941
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Societe de Transports du Proche Orient
Registration: F-AQOI
C/n / msn: 6407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tripoli -   Lebanon
Phase: Standing
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Tripoli, Syria
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6407: C of A 6283 issued 19.5.38. (2 x Gipsy Six engines #6845/6847) Registered as F-AQOI 8.6.38 to Societe de Transports du Proche Orient, Tripoli, Syria; used as air ambulance in support of Middle East oil fields and during WWII.

Reported as destroyed by/on 31.5.41 at Tripoli, in the allied invasion of Syria. Note that Tripoli, which is now in Lebanon, was in Syria at the time, as the country of Lebanon did not exist until 1948

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p064.html
3. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/May41.html
4. https://immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli,_Lebanon#Timeline


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2019 00:58 Dr. John Smith Added

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