Accident Avro 652A Anson C.19 VR-TAT, Tuesday 3 January 1950
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 652A Anson C.19
Owner/operator:United Air Services
Registration: VR-TAT
MSN: RY/LW/5183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kazimzumbwi Pwani Region, 20 km SW of Dar es-Salaam -   Tanzania
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Anson EF928. First civil registered as G-AIFA (C of R 10621/1) on 3/9/1946 to Straight Aviation Training Ltd and Weston Airways Ltd., Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 13/8/1947

Sold off and re-registered (C of R 16621/2) on 16/8/1947 to Goverment of Tanganikya British Territory, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganikya. Registration G-AIFA cancelled 3/3/1948 as "Transferred to Tanganikya as VR-TAT".

As VR-TAT, re-regsitered 3/3/1948 to United Air Services Ltd., Dar-es-Salam, Tanganyika.

Written off 3/1/1950 while approaching Dar es-Salaam, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a dense wooded area located in Kazimzumbwi, about 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Dar es-Salaam. Both crew members were killed.

Sources:

1. The Anson File (Ray Sturtivant, Air Britain, 1988 p,298)
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AIFA.pdf
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/vr-taa.pdf
4. http://britishaviation-ptp.com/avro652_3.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-kazimzumbwi-2-killed
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimzumbwi_Forest_Reserve

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Apr-2012 14:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Oct-2020 05:58 Ron Averes Updated [Registration, Narrative]
07-Apr-2021 17:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2021 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
07-Apr-2021 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2022 09:56 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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