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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 19 April 1942
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A31-3
C/n / msn: 2326
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Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairo-Heliopolis RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
The DH.86 Express A31-3 was destroyed at RAF Heliopolis, Cairo Egypt. The aircraft was parked in a dispersal site beside the runway when it was hit by an RAF Beaufighter which had lost an engine on takeoff and swung off the runway. Both aircraft were destroyed in the ensuing fire.

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» De Havilland full production list


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