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Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:23-MAY-1944
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator: Iraq & Persia Communications Flt, Habbaniya
Registration: HK862
C/n / msn: 6410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sir-Bani-Yas Island, 110 miles SW of Abu Dhabi, Persian Gulf -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Habbaniya, Iraq
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6410: First registered as G-AFFC [C of R 8346] 12.4.38 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, London EC.2 (aircraft based at Haifa, Palestine). (2 x Gipsy Six engines #6859/6860) C of A 6297 issued 2.6.38. C of A lapsed 28.5.40. Registration G-AFFC cancelled 28.5.41 as sold - "taken over by British Military Field Hospital, Jerusalem".

Impressed into the RAF Middle East Air Force as HK862 15.2.42. To 206 Group Communications Flight. To Iraq & Persia Communications Flight, Habbaniya, Iraq 9.42.

Damaged in forced landing Sir-Baniyas Island, Abu Dhabi, Persian Gulf 23.5.44 (at approximate coordinates: 2420′N, 5236′E) when searching for missing B-17; crew picked up by Royal Navy but aircraft abandoned where it crashed. Struck off charge by Mediterranean Allied Air Forces 31.8.44 as Cat.E(FA).

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFFC.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p064.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
5. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
6. http://pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8302
7. https://modelwork.pl/topic/9178-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-172-heller/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Bani_Yas


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2019 22:19 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Mar-2019 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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