G-AKRO

Dragon G-AKRO

De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide – c/n 6480

With EAFS from Jan 1948 to Apr 1949

Romeo Oscar was the second of the EAFS Dominies to be converted into a Dragon Rapide, making her first, post conversion flight in May 1948. Along with G-AKRN, she was immediately put in to service flying regular charters between Southend and Ostend via Lympne where she was required to stop to clear customs. Otherwise, she would spend her only summer with EAFS flying ad-hoc charters to a number of events which included air shows and race meetings. She flew for the last time in October and was then grounded for the winter. However, she would never fly again for the airline, her registration being cancelled in January 1949 and was subsequently not renewed. Three months later, she was sold to Inter-City airways along with Dragon G-AKOV.

 

History of G-AKRO

4/40 to 12/47

Royal Air Force as R9552 (Taken on charge)

12/47 to 1/48

Air Navigation and Trading Co, Ltd as G-AKRO

1/48 to 4/49

East Anglian Flying Services

4/49 to 11/51

Inter-City Airways

11/51 to 3/54

Lancashire Aircraft Corporation

3/54 to 10/54

Aero Club de Colomb-Bechar, Algeria as F-OAOY

Fate

Destroyed by engine fire following start up, Colomb-Bechar 22/10/54

 

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