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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223220
Last updated: 21 April 2019
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Date:31-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Berto Scaglione t/a Cia Expreso del Plata, Montevideo
Registration: CX-ABI
C/n / msn: 6371
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rio del Plata, Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department -   Uruguay
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Montevideo, Uruguay
Destination airport:Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Narrative:
C/no. 6371: Floatplane shipped unassembled to Canada with no UK C of A issued. (2 x Gipsy Six engines #6697/6698). Registered as CF-BFM [C of R 2130/A122] 26.11.37 to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Toronto. Registration CF-BFM lapsed 26.11.38 (and finally belatedly cancelled 15.3.50).

Sold 13.1.38 to Uruguay and registered as CX-ABI in 3.38 to Berto Scaglione t/a Cia Expreso del Plata, Montevideo; named "Nuestra Senora del Carmen".

Written off (damaged beyond repair) in an accident landing on the Rio del Plata at Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (at approximate Coordinates: 3428′17″S 5750′39″W) in 1940 (exact date not yet established) and registration CX-ABI cancelled

NOTE: As the exact date has not yet been established, the date of 31.12.40 is purely "nominal", as the crash definitely took place in 1940 (=not before 1.1.40 and not after 31.12.40)

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p063.html
3. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/83-register-canada
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_CF-2.html
5. Photo of CX-ABI in 1939: https://forum.keypublishing.com/filedata/fetch?id=3602352
6. https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/86172-dragon-rapide-on-floats


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2019 19:00 Dr. John Smith Added

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