Aircraft Photo of G-AKNV | De Havilland D.H. 89A Dragon Rapide | Lancashire Aircraft Corporation - LAC | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-AKNV
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 89 Dragon Rapide
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 89 Dragon Rapide (Dominie)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 89A Dragon Rapide
Operator / Titles:Lancashire Aircraft Corporation - LAC
C/n (msn):6458
Location
City / Area:Brussels / Military Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Belgium
Collection:Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire / Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis
 
Photo Date:29 April 2015
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID: 1227
Photo Comment

Built for the RAF in 1939 as R5922 this DH.89, like many, was civilianised post-war as G-AKNV for Lancashire Aircraft Corporation, then to Eire as EI-AGK, returning to UK registry with Derby Avn in 1955 but same year to Avions Fairey as OO-AFG. After mods, Air Affairs became owners in 1962; next registered OO-CNP with Centre National de Parachutisme, she flew till a forced landing in 1970 and storage at Wevelgem. Donated to the Brussels museum in 1973, she has just emerged from an immaculate restoration

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