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    Default Crash nr Cairo 1936

    Does anyone know about the loss of an aircraft with two SAAF officers killed on 04.08.42 while piloting a MISR Airways aircraft during WW2. Accident apparently happened
    near Almaza Airport, Cairo. I have a history of the airline with details of the aircraft but there is no crash with this date. I am therefore not sure it is a Misr Airways aircraft does anyone know of any crashes (SAAF/RAF) on this date in Egypt?
    Also does anyone know anything about No 1 Aircraft Research Centre at Abu Suier?
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    Keith McC

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    Keith,

    A check of (the possibly incomplete) 'World Directory of Airliner Crashes by Denham lists only the following for 4 Aug 42:

    De Havilland Puss Moth VP-YAR, c/n 2195, Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways, crashed, location unknown.

    Your 'Air Research Centre' may in fact be Air Reinforcement Centre?

    Your '1936' subject heading an error?

    Errol

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    From 85 years of SAAF by Winston Brent.
    Lt. F.P.C. Swart - 4-8-42 - KIFA - MISR Airways
    2Lt. M.R. Lefebure - 4-8-42 - KIFA - MISR Airways - doa - 8-8-42.
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    Keith when you say that "I have a history of the airline with details of the aircraft but there is no crash with this date"do you mean you know the aircraft type or serial?? if so prehaps you could provide this info to us as I suspect others would be interested..

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Encyclopedia of African airlines By Ben R. Guttery

    When World War Two began, Misr's fleet included four de Havilland D.H.60 Moths, two D.H.82 Tiger Moths, five D.H.89 Dragon Rapides, one D.H. 84 Dragon, one D.H.85 Leopard Moth , Three D.H. "Express" one D.H. 87 Hornet Moth and one other D.H. aircraft

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