Incident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide EP-ADO,
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Iranian Oil Exploration & Production Co
Registration: EP-ADO
MSN: 6618
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Masjid-I-Sulaiman, Masjed Soleyman County, Khuzestan Province -   Iran
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Masjid-I-Sulaiman,Masjed Soleyman County, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Destination airport:Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
C/no. 6618: Taken on charge as X7501 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 4 Radio School RAF Madley 17.3.42; renamed 4 Signal School 1.1.43. To 18 MU RAF Dumfries 12.7.45. To De Havilland Witney for maintenance 4.10.45; returned to 18 MU RAF 23.5.46 for storage pending disposal.

Sold 9.12.47 to Air Enterprises Ltd, Gatwick. Registered as G-AKOA (C of R 12088) 11.12.47 to Air Enterprises Ltd, Croydon. C of A 10024 issued 18.3.48. Cancelled 27.11.48 & re-registered 22.1.49 to Patrick Motors Ltd, Elmdon, Birmingham. New C of R No R1904 issued in 1950. Cancelled 30.11.50 & re-registered 8.12.50 to Maldwyn Lewis Thomas; operated by Jersey Airlines, Jersey, Channel Islands. Converted to Mk.4 & test flown as such 11.2.55. Cancelled 21.2.55 & re-registered 25.2.55 to Airwork Ltd, London W1; operated in Abadan, Iran.

Registration G-AKOA cancelled 15.6.55 as "sold in Persia". Re-registered as EP-ADO 1.7.55 to Iranian Oil Exploration & Production Co [Iraanse Aardolie Exploratie en Productie Maatschappij NV].

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) when nosed over while taxiing at Masjid-I-Sulaiman, Masjed Soleyman County, Khuzestan Province, Iran 3.1.56; Registration cancelled in 1958



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09-Mar-2019 21:28 Dr. John Smith Added

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