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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163055
Last updated: 15 August 2021
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Date:01-OCT-1936
Time:day
Type:Airspeed AS.4 Ferry
Owner/operator:Himalaya Airways Ltd
Registration: VT-AFO
MSN: 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Hardwar, Uttarakhand, 70 miles North of New Dehli -   India
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hardwar, Uttarakhand, New Dehli, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed AS.4 Ferry (c/no. 5): Registered as G-ABSJ [C of R 3511] 12.31 to Sir Alan Cobham, London WC2 [but based at York]. C of A 3484 issued 10.6.32. Operated by National Aviation Day Ltd, Ford, West Sussex; named "Youth of Britain III". Renamed "Youth of Africa" 1933. Re-registered [C of R 4780] 27.11.33 to National Aviation Displays Ltd, Ford, West Sussex.

Shipped to India 4.34. Registration cancelled as sold 2.9.34. Re-registered in India as VT-AFO 4.8.34 to Himalaya Air Transport & Survey Ltd, Hardwar, New Delhi; named "Dragoman". Company renamed The Himalaya Airways Ltd [by 12.35]. Aircraft was used to ferry pilgrims from Hardwar to Gaucher. During its service in India the Ferry was flown by K. R. (Keki) Gazder who later became a senior Air-India commander.

Destroyed by fire when burnt by rioters, whilst parked in a hangar at Hardwar, Uttarakhand, 70 miles north of New Delhi, India 1.10.36. Registration cancelled 13.10.36.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/airspeed%20prewar.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABSJ.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Ferry
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VT-.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/86-register-india


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2014 20:08 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Dec-2017 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 18:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2020 17:41 AZIMVTH Updated [Damage]
16-Sep-2020 17:41 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2021 11:52 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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