Aircraft Photo of PK-AKU | De Havilland D.H. 89A Dragon Rapide | KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways | AirHistory.net #346737
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:PK-AKU
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
C/n (msn):6296
Operator / Titles:(KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways)
Location
City / Airport:BaboMap
Country:Indonesia
Airport Codes:ICAO: WASO   IATA: BXB   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:October 1935 to August 1938
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 346737
Photo Comment

KNILM's three Dragon Rapides were acquired for aerial surveying in Netherlands New Guinea on behalf of the NNGPM oil company, and PK-AKU is seen here at the new Babo airfield. The Rapides proved of limited utility, however, and after replacement by two Sikorsky S-38 amphibians the surviving pair were employed elsewhere in Indonesia, with AKU crashing on Madura Island on 16 August 1938. Photo from: Leiden University Libraries

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