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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206432
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:15-OCT-1950
Time:day
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:Campling Bros & Vanderwal Ltd
Registration: VP-KDB
MSN: 9400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rumuruti, Laikipia County, Rift Valley Province, 40 km N of Nyahururu -   Kenya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya (WIL/HKNW)
Destination airport:Rumuruti, Laikipia County, Nairobi
Narrative:
First test flown by De Havilland Aircraft Ltd., Hatfield, Hertfordshire in "Class B" markings as "E-6". Formally registered [C of R 9065] on 30.3.39 as G-AFSD to De Havilland Aircraft Ltd., Hatfield. UK civil registration G-AFSD cancelled by the Air Ministry 30.5.40 as "Sold Abroad".

Re-registered in India [C of R 403] as VT-AMF to C.A.S. Booth by/on 30.6.40. Indian Registration VT-AMF cancelled 24.10.41.

Re-registered in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 3.11.41 as VP-CAG to the Aero Club of Ceylon, based at Colombo, Ceylon. Ceylon registration cancelled when impressed into military service as NP490. Some sources report that the military serial was mis-applied as "MP490"

Registration restored 31.47.46 as VP-KDB in Nairobi, Kenya. Re-registered 13.12.48 to Campling Bros & Vanderwal Ltd, Nairobi [by now fitted with coupe top]. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed 15.10.50 into trees on landing at Rumuruti, Laikipia County, Rift Valley Province, Kenya, approximately 40 kilometers due north from Nyahururu on the Nyahururu to Maralal road. (At approximate Coordinates: 0.32N 37E). Both persons on board - Pilot & passenger - were badly injured.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFSD.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VP-C.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VT-1.html
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumuruti


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2018 19:31 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Feb-2018 19:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
21-Feb-2018 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2018 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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