Incident de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide OD-ABL, Tuesday 26 July 1955
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Date:Tuesday 26 July 1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Arab Contracting & Trading Co t/a Saad Transport
Registration: OD-ABL
MSN: 6672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Baghdad West Airfield, Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Baghdad West Airport, Baghdad, Iraq
Destination airport:Beirut, Lebanon
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
C/no. 6672: Taken on charge as HG673 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a at 18 MU RAF Dumfries 2.12.43. To 4 Radio School, RAF Madley 14.2.44; coded "TML-A". To 5 MU RAF Kemble 2.12.46 for storage pending disposal.

Sold 27.8.47 to Airwork Ltd. Registered as G-AKEU (C of R 11858) 5.9.47 to Airwork Ltd., London W1. Re-registered 29.9.47 to Iraq Petroleum Transport Co Ltd, Haifa, Palestine. C of A 9781 issued 3.6.48. C of A lapsed 8.11.50.

Registration G-AKEU cancelled 21.6.51 as "sold abroad - Lebanon". Registered OD-ABL 9.7.51 to Arab Contracting & Trading Co t/a Saad Transport, Beirut, Lebanon.

Written off (Destroyed by fire) 26.7.55 whilst refuelling at Baghdad West Airfield, Baghdad, Iraq

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AKEU.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Mar-2019 18:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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