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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222793
Last updated: 21 April 2019
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Date:22-OCT-1942
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:62 Air School SAAF
Registration: X7511
C/n / msn: 6628
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bloemfontein Airport, Tempe, Bloemfontein, Free State -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bloemfontein Airport, Tempe, Bloemforntein, Frees State (BFN/FABL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6628: Taken on charge as X7511 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 14.5.42. To 47 MU RAF Sealand 24.5.42 for packing and crating for shipment. Shipped ex Glasgow 18.8.42 on the s.s. "Empire Might" for Cape Town; arrived 16.9.42. To SAAF as "1361" at 9 Aircraft Depot 18.9.42. To 62 Air School 15.10.42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when aileron control jammed on take-off from Bloemfontein and aircraft overturned in forced landing 22.10.42; not repaired. Struck off charge [by SAAF] 31.8.43 and used for spares. [Already Struck off charge by RAF 6.1.43].

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.dehavilland.co.za/DH89_Dragon_Rapide.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13000-SAAF-Air-Schools/page3


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2019 21:00 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Apr-2019 17:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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