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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222183
Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:173 Wg CF Royal Air Force (173 Wg CF RAF)
Registration: X7450
MSN: 6592
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal -   India
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh
Destination airport:
C/no. 6592: Taken on charge as X7450 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 8.12.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70193/70196) To 47 MU RAF Sealand 16.2.42 for crating for shipping overseas. Shipped ex Birkenhead on he s.s. "Steelkerk" 10.3.42 to Karachi, India. To AHQ India Comm Flight, Lahore. To 172 Wing Communications Flight [by 9.43]. Damaged when taxied into Hurricane HW468 5.9.43; repaired. Repaired and returned to service with 173 Wing Communications Flight [by 12.43].

Written off when Destroyed by fire while refuelling at RAF Vizagapatam, Andhra Pradesh, Bay of Bengal, India 24.12.43. No casualties or fatalities reported. Struck off charge 31.8.44 as Cat.E(Scrap).



Revision history:

24-Feb-2019 00:12 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Feb-2019 00:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 09:36 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
05-Nov-2019 22:42 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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