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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28884
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:25-NOV-1947
Time:day
Type:Handley Page Halifax C.8
Owner/operator:London Aero & Motor Services (LAMS)
Registration: ZS-BUL
MSN: 1329
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Sudan, Red Sea -   Sudan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nairobi, Kenya
Destination airport:Port Sudan, Red Sea, Sudan
Narrative:
Handley Page Halifax C.Mk.VIII: Built for the RAF as PP245. Sold on and civil registered as G-AIWR 11 November 1946 to London Aero & Motor Service (LAMS), Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire (and, from 24 June 1947, Stansted Airport, Stansted, Essex). Registration G-AIWR cancelled by the Secretary of State, Air Ministry on 16 December 1947 as "Sold abroad".

Re-registered in South Africa as ZS-BUL. Written off (damaged beyond repair) in a landing accident at Port Sudan, Red Sea, Sudan. Aircraft was operating a cargo flight routed Johannesburg Nairobi Port Sudan Jeddah. The aircraft crashed on landing in Port Sudan Airport for an unknown reason. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, all seven crew members were unhurt.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-handley-page-hp70-halifax-viii-port-sudan
2. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AIWR.pdf
3. http://halifax346et347.canalblog.com/archives/index.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
31-May-2010 13:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Mar-2017 00:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2018 13:49 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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