Incident De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide PK-AKV, Monday 26 January 1942
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Date:Monday 26 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH89 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Registration: PK-AKV
MSN: 6292
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Koepang, Timor -   Indonesia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Penfui Airfield, Koepang
Destination airport:
Aircraft operated by KNILM in Dutch East Indies. Leased by Servicos Aereas da Colonia Portuguesa da Timor to operate scheduled air service between Dili and Koepang from 1939/1940, through to January 1942.
Damaged by Japanese fighters which strafed the Penfui airfield at Koepang. PK-AKV patched up and flown to the KNILM base at Andir, Java. The aircraft was found to have more damage than first found, and was scrapped at Andir on either 19 Feb 1942 or 8 Mar 1942 before the Japanese arrived.


2. Robert Lee, 2000, Crisis In a Backwater 1941 in Portuguese Timor, in Lusotopia 2000 pp.175-189
3. The Aviation Historian, Issue 33, October 2020 pp.6-7

Revision history:

12-Dec-2021 00:00 Ron Averes Added
13-Dec-2021 02:36 Ron Averes Updated [Source]
04-Jan-2022 04:18 Ron Averes Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Jan-2022 04:44 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
09-Jun-2022 04:56 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
02-Jul-2023 19:48 Ron Averes Updated

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