Incident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide VP-KFV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32107
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Date:Tuesday 29 November 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Mrs E.M. Noon t/a Noon & Pearce Air Charters
Registration: VP-KFV
MSN: 6406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Masindi Airport, Masindi, Bunyoro, Western Region -   Uganda
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Masindi Airport, Masindi, Bunyoro, Uganda (KCU/HUMI)
Destination airport:Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/no.6406: Registered G-AFEP [CofR 8320] 11.4.38 to North Eastern Airways Ltd, Doncaster. CofA 6252 issued 13.5.38. Registration cancelled 23.3.40 as sold. Impressed as X9388 25.3.40 and delivered to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire the same day.

To 6 AACU, RAF Ringway, Cheshire, 17.4.40. To 782 Squadron Fleet Air Arm and/or Station Flight RNAS Donibristle 5.5.40. Returned to RAF 30.8.40. Struck off charge 12.11.40

Registered G-AFEP 13.11.40 to Air Commerce Ltd, Speke, Liverpool (postwar base Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey). Registered 30.12.46 to [parent company] Olley Air Service Ltd, Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey. Re-registered 19.5.47 to Sir Brograve Beauchamp (of Demolition & Construction Co Ltd), London SW1. Registered 2.9.47 to Frederick Arthur White & Herbert Cecil Douglas Haytor, London W.1 (aircraft based at Croydon Airport). Registration cancelled 15.4.48 as 'sold abroad'.

Registered in Kenya as VP-KFV 1.6.48 to Mrs E.M. Noon; operated by Noon & Pearce Air Charters, Nairobi, Kenya.

Destroyed by fire on start-up Masindi Airport, Masindi, Bunyoro, Western Region, Uganda, 29.11.49; the pilot (the sole person on board) managed to vacate the aircraft before the fire took hold.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 10:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Feb-2018 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2019 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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