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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34135
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Nederlandse Nieuw Guinea Petroleum Maatschappij
Registration: PK-AKW
MSN: 6294
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Babo Airfield, Maccluer Gulf, Babo, Iriyan Jaya Province -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Babo, Indonesia
Destination airport:Babo, Indonesia
c/no.6294: CofA 5048 issued 30.8.35 to Asiatic Petroleum Co; delivered ex-Croydon to Rotterdam 31.8.35 (possibly delivered marked as PH-AKV). Formally registered PH-AKW 4.9.35 to Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij [KNILM]. Modified on arrival at Rotterdam for air survey work. Re-registered in the Dutch East Indies as PK-AKW 24.1.36 to KNILM, but actually operated by Nederlandse Nieuw Guinea Petroleum Maatschappij (NNGPM).

Written off when overturned on landing Babo airstrip, Maccluer Gulf, Babo, Iriyan Jaya Province, Dutch New Guinea (now Indonesia) 7.3.36, whilst inbound to Babo. Aircraft came down at approximate co-ordinates 0232′59″S 13325′00″E. Pilot, Captain Tideman, and the two other crew members suffered only minor injuries. Aircraft was returning from a mapping flight.In April of the same year a Sikorsky S-38 amphibian was sent to Babo as a replacement for the unfortunate Rapide.


7. "Flying Trio Leave Holland On Sunday" The Straits Times, 30 August 1935, Page 13:
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Photo of PK-AKW courtesy

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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2011 03:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Dec-2011 04:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2017 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2017 23:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
18-Feb-2019 15:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
18-Feb-2019 15:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
05-Mar-2019 10:56 Cobar Updated [Embed code]
19-Mar-2019 22:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-May-2020 09:20 Cobar Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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