Incident De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide VP-KEB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32080
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Date:Monday 15 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:East African Airways
Registration: VP-KEB
MSN: 6891
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kasese, north of Lake George, Western Region -   Uganda
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kasese, Uganda (KSE/HUKS)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/no.6891: Taken on charge as NR815 at De Havilland Witney 31.5.45, and converted from RAF interior into standard civil Dragon Rapide layout. CofA 7224 issued 6.9.45. Sold 7.9.45 to KLM. Registered PH-RAB [CofR 370] 19.9.45 to Ministerie van Verkeer en Energie/RLD (Ministry of Transport & Energy); operated by KLM until 1.11.46. To emphasise their official function, the title ‘Regeringsvliegdienst’ (Government Flight Service) was painted on both sides of the fuselage

Re-registered VP-KEB 21.5.47 to East African Airways Corporation, Nairobi, Kenya. UK CofA renewed 30.7.47.

Written off when swung off runway on landing, crashed into bank, and overturned at Kasese, north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda 15.10.51. All eight occupants (pilot and seven passengers) escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Jan-2012 04:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Feb-2019 01:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2022 06:16 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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