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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142273
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:23-DEC-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:2 (Trg) Flt KAAU
Registration: K27
MSN: 82597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Karen, SW of Nairobi -   Kenya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eastleigh, Nairobi
Destination airport:Karen, Nairobi
Narrative:
Tiger Moth MSN 82597 (Gipsy Major #81678). C of A 6758 issued 25.8.39 to Wilson Airways. Registration VP-KCU reserved 7.39 for Wilson Airways Ltd. Taken over by Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit on delivery and reserved registration cancelled 6.9.39.

To Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit (KAAU) as K27 and operated by 2 (Training) Flight, Eastleigh, Nairobi.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on landing Karen, Nairobi 23.12.39. The reported crash location of Karen is a suburb of Nairobi in Kenya, lying south-west of Nairobi central business district. The suburb of Karen borders the Ngong Forest and is home to the Ngong Racecourse.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/vp-kaa.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p825.html
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen,_Kenya

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2012 20:51 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Apr-2018 13:32 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2021 22:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
30-Jul-2021 03:07 TB Updated [Operator, Operator]

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