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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223202
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:KAAU, Eastleigh Commuincations Flight
Registration: K8 (VP-KCR)
C/n / msn: 6413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tanga Airport, Tanga, Tanga Region, Tanganyika -   Tanzania
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
Destination airport:Tanga Airport, Tanga, Tanganyika (TGT/HTTG)
Narrative:
C/no. 6413: C of A 6358 issued 23.7.38; delivered 30.7.38. (2 x Gipsy Six engines #6864/6865). First registered as VP-KCR 16.8.38 to Wilson Airways Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya (C of R 68)

Impressed into the Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (KAAU) as "K8" 4.9.39. Operated by Eastleigh Communications Flight, Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed into earth mound on landing at Tanga Airport, Tanga, Tanga Region, Tanganyika,(now Tanzania) 16.5.43 (at approximate coordinates 55′31.52″S 394′18″E). Struck off charge 30.6.43 as Cat.E(FA)

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VP-K.html
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
4. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/vp-kaa_&_sy-aaa.pdf
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanga_Airport


Revision history:

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18-Mar-2019 21:55 Dr. John Smith Added

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