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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222307
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Date:28-SEP-1952
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Crescent Air Transport Ltd, Karachi
Registration: AP-AFN
MSN: 6552
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Karachi Airport, Karachi, Sindh Province -   Pakistan
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Karachi Airport, Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6552: Taken on charge as X7392 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 14.8.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engines #70101/70108) To 10 AOS Dumfries 13.9.41. To 3 [O]AFU Halfpenny Green 14.8.42. Returned to 18 MU Dumfries 9.9.42. To 54 OTU Charterhall 3.2.43. To 18 MU Dumfries 21.3.44. To 7 Group Comm Flight, Bottesford 23.11.44. To 18 MU Dumfries 16.1.46. To Halton Station Flight 25.3.46; coded “THA-I”. To 18 MU Dumfries 11.8.46 for storage pending disposal.

Sold 14.2.47 to Field Aircraft Services Ltd. Registered G-AJFK (C of R 11250) 29.1.47 to Field Aircraft Services Ltd, Purley, Surrey (aircraft based at Croydon). Re-registered 19.2.47 to Island Air Charters Ltd, St. Helier, Jersey. C of A 8979 issued 29.4.47. Company ceased trading in 1950; aircraft withdrawn from use and stored. Re-registered 21.5.51 to Aerocontacts Ltd, Gatwick; overhauled and reflown at Barton, Manchester 12.12.51.

Registration cancelled 21.2.52 as sold in Pakistan. Re-registered AP-AFN (C of R 141) 3.52 to Crescent Air Transport Ltd, Karachi. Destroyed by fire whilst standing at Karachi Airport, Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan 28.9.52. Registration AP-AFN cancelled 17.9.53 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AJFK.pdf
3. http://www.aparm.net/ap-aaa_ap-azz/ap-afa_ap-afz/ap-afn.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Feb-2019 00:34 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Feb-2019 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2019 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]

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