G-AKOV

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De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide – c/n 6612

With EAFS from Jan 1948 to Apr 1949

While Dragon Oscar Victor may have spent 15 months with EAFS, her service history with the airline would be a very short one indeed, lasting but a few months. Despite arriving with a new CoA, she was mostly left to languish for the first six months while Dragons G-AKRN and G-AKRO were being prepared for service, while at the same time, undergoing their conversion from Dominies to Dragon Rapides. Eventually, Oscar Victor would also be transformed into a Rapide, entering service with EAFS during mid-September, although by this time, much of the season’s work was already over. However, she did make the odd trip between Southend and Rochester during late September and early October. As with G-AKRO, she was put into storage for the winter and never reactivated. By April she had been sold to Inter-City Airways along with Romeo Oscar.

 

History of G-AKOV

2/42 to 12/47

Taken on charge with the Royal Air Force as X7495

12/47 to 1/48

Sold to Air Navigation and Trading Co, Ltd as G-AKOV

1/48 to 4/49

Sold to East Anglian Flying Services

4/49 to 8/50

Sold to Inter-City Air Services

8/50 to 2/55

Sold to Wolverhampton Aviation Ltd/Derby Aviation

2/55 to 4/56

Sold to Jeff Wilkins, Kenya as VP-KNC

4/56 to 11/56

Sold to Air Madagascar as F-OAUH

Fate

Destroyed by fire in Madagascar 14/11/56

 

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