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Narrative:c/no.6848: Taken on charge as NR772 at De Havilland Witney 20.2.45 for refurbishment as Mk.II. Delivered week ending 1.7.45 and sold 12.7.45 to BOAC for East African Airways. Registered G-AGOX (CofR 9627) 31.5.45 to British Overseas Airways Corporation, Nairobi. CofA 7184 issued 4.7.45; ferried to Nairobi 12.7.45-19.7.45.
|Type:||de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide|
|Operator:||East African Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 6848|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Garsen Village Lamu, 130 miles N of Mombasa -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Nairobi Dagoretti, Kenya|
|Destination airport:||Mombasa, Kenya|
Registration cancelled 2.8.46 as 'sold abroad'. Registered in Kenya as VP-KCU 10.8.45 to East African Airways Corporation, Nairobi. Forced landed in bush after running out of fuel near Garsen, 130 miles north of Mombasa, 28.6.46 and aircraft abandoned; en route Nairobi to Mombasa.
My Father Dr C W Davies was landed in another De Havilland VP-KC* to rescue survivors - No deaths. Survived by drinking dew drops from the wings.
Memoirs of Dr C W DAVIES --supplied by Dr R A DAVIES
||Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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