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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28357
Last updated: 4 June 2019
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Date:03-NOV-1952
Time:evening
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:J.J. (Ricardo) Alvarez
Registration: LV-FEP
C/n / msn: 6550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Justo, La Matanza Partido, Buenos Aires Province -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Buenos Aires, Argentina
Narrative:
C/no. 6550: Taken on charge as X7390 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 9 MU RAF Cosford 6.8.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70110/70120) To HQ Air Transport Auxiliary, White Waltham 13.10.41. To 27 MU 22.10.41. To De Havilland Witney for maintenance 19.5.43. To 18 MU RAF Dumfries 8.43. To 1 Delivery Flight, Redhill [by 31.12.44]. To 18 MU Dumfries 14.5.46.

Sold 9.12.47 to Air Enterprises Ltd. Registered as G-AKNZ (C of R 12087) 11.12.47 to Air Enterprises Ltd, Croydon. C of A 9940 issued 9.3.48. Cancelled 9.11.48 and re-registered 29.11.48 to W.A. Rollason Ltd, Croydon. Registration G-AKNZ cancelled 30.12.48 as "sold aboard, South America"

Registered in Argentina as LV-AGY 23.3.49 to ZONDA [Zonas Oueste y Norte de Aerolineas Argentinas] and operated by COTAMA [Compania Transportes Aereos Mediterranea Argentina Centro], Cordoba. ZONDA was taken over by Aerolineas Argentinas in May 1949, but aircraft remained operated by COTAMA. Re-registered LV-FEP 25.9.51. To J.J. (Ricardo) Alvarez, San Justo, Buenos Aires.

On 3.11.52, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in San Justo, La Matanza Partido, Buenos Aires Province, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. (At approximate coordinates: 3441′S 5833′W). The aircraft crash landed and was written off while both occupants were unhurt. Crashed near San Justo whilst reportedly involved in an illegal flight (smuggling operation). However, LV-FEP still shown as currently registered on 31.5.67, almost 15 years later.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AKNZ.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p065.html
4. http://loudandclearisnotenought.blogspot.com/2010_06_21_archive.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89a-dragon-rapide-san-justo
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Justo,_Buenos_Aires


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Dec-2011 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-May-2015 15:19 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2019 20:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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