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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Sunday 19 April 1942
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A31-3
MSN: 2326
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Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cairo-Heliopolis RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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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.

Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

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