Incident Piper ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237466
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Date:Tuesday 17 May 1955
Owner/operator:Aero Club of East Africa
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing, Northern Rhodesia -   Zambia
Departure airport:Fort Jameson
Destination airport:Lusaka
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Disappeared - the French newspaper article mentions a small Piper belonging to the "East African Aero-Club".
At May 1955, the Aero Club of East Africa had two Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers: VP-KFR and VP-KHH. Both were subsequently on-sold, KFR in Feb 1956, KHH in Sep 1961. No mention about either aircraft crashing or disappearing!
One is left with 2 choices: the news report was about another Piper aircraft OR the lost aircraft was subsequently found and recovered.


1. L'Echo d'Oran 20 May 1955, page 2.

Revision history:

28-Jun-2020 12:56 TB Added
16-Jan-2022 06:16 Ron Averes Updated [Country]
19-Jan-2022 07:10 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
09-Apr-2022 03:55 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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