Incident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide VP-YEZ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222742
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Date:Thursday 6 January 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Victoria Falls Airways (Pvt) Ltd
Registration: VP-YEZ
MSN: 6680
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Victoria Falls Airport, Matabeleland North -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Victoria Falls Airport, Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (VFA/FVFA)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
C/no. 6680: Taken on charge as HG695 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a at 76 MU 10.1.44. Shipped to Cape Town, South Africa on the s.s "Ville d'Amiens" 12.2.44; arrived 26.3.44. To SAAF as "1364" at 9 Aircraft Depot. To 62 Air School 12.7.44. To 61 Squadron SAAF 10.12.44. To 28 Squadron, Pretoria 4.46. [Struck off charge by RAF 26.9.46 as sold locally].

Sold 9.8.46 to Southern Rhodesian Govt for £3,913. Registered as VP-YEZ 9.8.46 to Central African Airways Corporation, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. Re-registered 4th Quarter of 1949 (=between 1.9.49 and 31.12.49) to C.A. Pritchard; operated by Victoria Falls Airways, Victoria Falls. Re-registered 3rd Quarter of 1950 (=between 1.6.50 and 31.8.50) to Victoria Falls Airways (Pvt) Ltd, Victoria Falls. C of A lapsed 1.8.52; renewed 24.3.54.

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) in hangar collapse in a storm at Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia 6.1.55. Registration VP-YEZ cancelled 1st Quarter of 1955 (=between 1.1.55 and 31.3.55)



Revision history:

08-Mar-2019 17:40 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2022 08:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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