22 results found
Registration / Serial:SU-ABO
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Misr Airlines
C/n (msn):2329
Aircraft Name:Al Fostat
City / Airport:Baghdad - Al Muthanna (closed)Map
Country:Iraq
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo by:Sidney Hatter (via Ian McDonell)Contact
Photo ID:217494
View count: 20
In the late 1930s Misr built up a network of services across the Middle East from its base in Cairo using a fleet of DH86 Expresses and DH89 Rapides.
Registration / Serial:SU-ABO
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Misr Airlines
C/n (msn):2329
City / Airport:Baghdad - Al Muthanna (closed)
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo by:Sidney Hatter (via Ian McDonell)Contact
Registration / Serial:VH-UYW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:WRC Airlines - W.R. Carpenter Airlines
C/n (msn):2361
Aircraft Name:RMA Carinthia
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:June 1938 to December 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:190898
View count: 29
Used to connect Sydney with Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Ditched near Kavieng, PNG, on March 15, 1940. Salvaged a week later but the airframe collapsed as it was lifted on to the deck of the salvage schooner.
Registration / Serial:VH-UYW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:WRC Airlines - W.R. Carpenter Airlines
C/n (msn):2361
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)
Photo Date:June 1938 to December 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2311
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:15 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:189830
View count: 35
VH-USG was being delivered to Qantas when it crashed soon after departing Longreach killing the three crew and one passenger. As can be seen in the photo, the fin had failed. The problem was a defective fin-trim mechanism and similar faults were found in the rest of the Qantas DH86 fleet. Poor quality control at DH to blame. -USG was neither registered in the UK nor Australia at the time but was being ferried on a UK Certificate of Airworthiness. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USG
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2311
City / Area:Ilfracombe / Barsdale Station [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:15 November 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2315
Aircraft Name:Lepena
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:189334
View count: 29
Abandoned at Allahabad, Pakistan, on December 26, 1946 while being ferried to the UK. Crew feared imminent failure of the tail. Between the time of the photo and being abandoned, VH-USW had served with the RAAF as an ambulance. It suffered a couple of significant accidents with Holyman's before the war. Postwar Qantas rejected -USW due to its poor condition and it went to MMA in Western Australia.
Registration / Serial:VH-USW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2315
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)
Photo Date:1935
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:ZK-AEF
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Union Airways
C/n (msn):2330
Aircraft Name:Kotuku
Location:In Flight
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:186557
View count: 51
Impressed into the RNZAF in September 1939 as NZ552. Written off in Fiji in December 1943
Registration / Serial:ZK-AEF
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Union Airways
C/n (msn):2330
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:ZK-AEG
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Union Airways
C/n (msn):2331
Aircraft Name:Karoro
Location:In Flight
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:185286
View count: 120
Impressed into the RNZAF as NZ553 in October 1939. Returned to the register as ZK-AHW in 1945. Scrapped in November 1946.
Registration / Serial:ZK-AEG
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Union Airways
C/n (msn):2331
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:1935 to 1936
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:A31-7
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):2323
City / Airport:Sidi Azeiz (closed)Map
Country:Libya
Photo Date:1 October 1941 to 28 February 1944
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:184748
View count: 41
Later withdrawn from use in Egypt. Had been VH-UZX before being impressed.
Registration / Serial:A31-7
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):2323
City / Airport:Sidi Azeiz (closed)
Photo Date:1 October 1941 to 28 February 1944
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2308
Aircraft Name:RMA Brisbane
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:154874
View count: 87
Sold in India as VT-AKZ in March 1939. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2308
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)
Photo Date:1935 to 1937
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2309
Aircraft Name:RMA Sydney
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:153246
View count: 82
VH-USE was the only DH86 in the Qantas fleet when its tail failed near Belmont, nine miles from Brisbane on February 2, 1942. Nine lives lost. When the RAAF returned impressed DH86s to Qantas their fins were strengthened before entering service. The loss of -USE added to the unease over the integrity of the DH86 airframe after earlier structural failures. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Registration / Serial:VH-USE
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2309
City / Airport:Archerfield (YBAF)
Photo Date:1935 to 1940
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2307
Aircraft Name:RMA Canberra
City / Airport:Darwin - Parap (closed)Map
Region / Country:Northern Territory, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 1934 to 12 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:144922
View count: 81
When VH-USC arrived at Darwin in October 1934 work was proceeding at full speed to finish the new Qantas hangar in time for the Mildenhall-Melbourne air race later that month. VH-USC was sold to MMA in July 1938, then went to the RAAF in 1940 as A31-5. It returned to the register and Qantas in March 1942. Crashed Darwin October 9, 1944. Parap airport closed in 1946 when civil operations were transferred to the RAAF base. Hangar now a car museum in MacDonald Street. The runway became Ross Smith Avenue. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:VH-USC
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2307
City / Airport:Darwin - Parap (closed)
Photo Date:1 January 1934 to 12 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:A31-7
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Unit Markings:1 Air Ambulance Unit
C/n (msn):2323
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:March 1941
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:142904
View count: 85
Ex G-ADEA. Registered in Australia as VH-UZX in July 1940 and impressed by the RAAF in December that year. Was intended to be used by the air observer school but instead converted to an air ambulance. Flown to Egypt for use in the North African and later Italian campaigns. Withdrawn from use at Heliopolis, Egypt in February 1944 and scrapped. Photo from: State Library of Victoria
Registration / Serial:A31-7
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):2323
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:March 1941
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2308
Aircraft Name:RMA Brisbane
City / Airport:Jakarta - Halim Perdanakusuma (WIHH / HLP)Map
Country:Indonesia
Photo Date:February 1935 to June 1938
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:142617
View count: 86
The QEA DH.89 fleet was used to connect at Singapore with Imperial Airways flights from the UK. Empire flying boats replaced the DH.89s and Qantas sold -USD to MMA in Western Australia in July 1938. In January 1939 it was sold to Tata and Sons, India, as VT-AKZ. It would be impressed into the RAF as AX800. Soon after returning to civil operations it was struck off the Indian register. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:VH-USD
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):2308
City / Airport:Jakarta - Halim Perdanakusuma (WIHH / HLP)
Photo Date:February 1935 to June 1938
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:E.2
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2300
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 January 1934 to 23 April 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:134397
View count: 105
Prototype of the four-engined DH.86, one of a few examples built for single-pilot operation. Later G-ACPL. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Z├╝rich
Registration / Serial:E.2
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
C/n (msn):2300
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:14 January 1934 to 23 April 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:A31-1
Military Code:Y
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):2360
City / Airport:Cootamundra (YCTM / CMD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1941
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:127248
View count: 111
Ex VH-UYV. Damaged on takeoff August 15, 1944. Location not given. Scrapped.
Registration / Serial:A31-1
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):2360
City / Airport:Cootamundra (YCTM / CMD)
Photo Date:1941
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-URN
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2301
Aircraft Name:Miss Hobart
City / Airport:Laverton (YLVT) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:2 October 1934 to 19 October 1934
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:122196
View count: 146
Lost without trace in Bass Strait on October 19, 1934 with the loss of 11 lives including the founder of Holyman's Airways, Victor Holyman. A month later a chair washed up on a beach at Waratah Bay, Victoria.
Registration / Serial:VH-URN
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2301
City / Airport:Laverton (YLVT) (closed)
Photo Date:2 October 1934 to 19 October 1934
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-UUB
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2326
Aircraft Name:Loila
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:September 1935 to December 1936
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:119585
View count: 102
VH-UUB became part of the ANA fleet at the end of 1936. Impressed into RAAF as A31-3 in 1940. In 1941 it was flown to Egypt to be used as an air ambulance. Destroyed at Heliopolis on April 19, 1942, when struck by a Beaufighter that had swung off the runway on takeoff.
Registration / Serial:VH-UUB
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86A Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2326
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)
Photo Date:September 1935 to December 1936
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:G-ADVJ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Bond Air Services
C/n (msn):2338
City / Airport:Liverpool - John Lennon (EGGP / LPL)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 March 1950
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:25858
View count: 77
1936-built four-engined DH.86B Express ex EI-ABK of Aer Lingus. Served Bond AS from 10.47 until withdrawal in 1951.
Registration / Serial:G-ADVJ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Bond Air Services
C/n (msn):2338
City / Airport:Liverpool - John Lennon (EGGP / LPL)
Photo Date:25 March 1950
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:VH-URN
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2301
Aircraft Name:Miss Hobart
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)Map
Region / Country:Tasmania, Australia
Photo Date:October 1934
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Photo ID:15698
View count: 82
"Miss Hobart" was the second DH-86 to be built, and one of only four to have a single-crew cockpit layout. Delivered by sea to Australia arriving in August 1934. Assembled at RAAF Laverton. Delivered to Holyman's at Launceston on 1st October. Operated on the Tasmania-Melbourne service from 3 October but disappeared over the Bass Straight on 19 October with no trace found of aircraft or the 12 persons on board. Obtained from ANA 50 years ago.
Registration / Serial:VH-URN
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Operator / Titles:Holyman's Airways
C/n (msn):2301
City / Airport:Launceston (YMLT / LST)
Photo Date:October 1934
Photo from:RAScholefield CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ADVJ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Bond Air Services
C/n (msn):2338
City / Airport:Liverpool - John Lennon (EGGP / LPL)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 March 1950
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:9372
View count: 96
1936-built for Blackpool & West Coast Air Services. Served Aer Lingus as EI-ABK late 1936 until 1946. With Bond AS postwar and became derelict at Bahrein in 1952.
Registration / Serial:G-ADVJ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
Operator / Titles:Bond Air Services
C/n (msn):2338
City / Airport:Liverpool - John Lennon (EGGP / LPL)
Photo Date:25 March 1950
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:G-ACZP
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 86 Express
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
C/n (msn):2321
City / Airport:Blackpool (EGNH / BLK)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 February 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:7845
View count: 116
LAC's DH Express undergoing winter maintenance in their hangar amidst three of the airline's Rapides. Initially delivered to Jersey Airlines in late 1934, G-ACZP served LAC from April 1951 until sale in May 1957.
Registration / Serial:G-ACZP
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 86B Express
C/n (msn):2321
City / Airport:Blackpool (EGNH / BLK)
Photo Date:25 February 1952
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact