Accident de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly VP-YBR, Sunday 1 January 1939
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Date:Sunday 1 January 1939
Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways
Registration: VP-YBR
MSN: 7503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Kasama, Northern Province -   Zambia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/no 7503 (Gipsy Major #8462/8463): Registered G-AEDW [C of R 6784] 10.3.36 to H.B. Legge & Sons Ltd, Hamsey Green. C of A 5388 issued 9.5.36. Registration G-AEDW cancelled as sold 2.38 (and C of A renewed 11.3.38). Re-registered as VP-YBR [C of R 51] 11.3.38 to Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Ltd, Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near Kasama, Northern Rhodesia 1.1.39. En route from Salisbury, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft came to rest upside down and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.

Kasama is a city in the Northern Province of Zambia. It serves as the provincial capital and the headquarters of Kasama District.


1. Encyclopedia of African Airlines By Ben R. Guttery

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
21-Mar-2010 13:41 TB Updated [Date, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Damage, Narrative]
22-Jan-2018 21:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2022 10:46 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
13-Apr-2022 09:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Nov-2022 16:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Category]
13-Nov-2022 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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