De Havilland DH.104 Dove
Twin engined 8 seat communications aircraft
On In order to replace the obsolete Airspeed Oxford and Consul communications aircraft of the Force Pulique/Weermacht twelve 8-seat De Havilland DH.104 Doves were acquired in 1949. Up to the independence of Congo these machines were successfully used by the Force Pulique/Weermacht after which most of them had a much moved post colonial career in the hands of the local forces.
|Serial||c/n||Date In||Date Out||History|
|D-10 (Dove 2)||04252||Oct 1949||Apr 1957||D-10, OO-CGG, written off in accident at N'Dolo/Leopoldstad/ville (now Kinshasa) on 8 Apr 1957|
|D-11 (Dove 2)||04080||Feb 1950||Jul 1960||OO-CGG, D-11/OT-CFK, KAT-11 (Katanga), written off in Aug 1961|
|D-12 (Dove 1B)||04054||Jun 1950||Oct 1958||G-AJZU, OO-CFC, D-12 , Fatal crash on 7 Oct 1958 at Nialamgira (Congo)|
|D-14 (Dove 1B)||04367||Oct 1952||Jul 1960||D-14/OT-CFM, K-14, KAT-14 (Katanga), K-14 (FAC) destroyed at Elisabethville in Aug 1961.|
|D-15 (Dove 1B)||04442||Oct 1953||Jul 1960||D-15/OT-CFN, Kat-15, KA-T15 (Katanga), KA-TDA (Katanga), 9Q-COB (Congo Government), possibly to FAC|
|D-16 (Dove 1B)||04443||Nov 1953||Jul 1960||D-16/OT-CFP, destroyed at Ndjili in Jul 1960|
|D-17 (Dove 1B)||04447||Feb 1954||Jul 1960||D-17/OT-CFQ, KAT-17 (Katanga), w/o Aug 61, Elisabethville.|
|D-18 (Dove 1B)||04154||Jul 1952||Jul 1960||VP-YHV "Hoopoe", D-18/OT-CFR, KAT-18 (Katanga), FAC|
|-||D-19 (Dove 1B)||04013||May 1956||Jul 1960||OO-AWE (cartografie), D-19/OT-CFS, KAT-19 (Katanga), FAC|
|D-20 (Dove 1 > 5)||04103||May 1956||Jul 1960||OO-CFE (cartografy), D-20/OT-CFT, K-20 (Katanga), destroyed in accident at Manone on 31 Jan 1961.|
|D-21 (Dove 5)||04506||Nov 1959||Jul 1960||D-21, Abandoned engineless at Ndjili, Used by FAC (?)|
|D-22 (Dove 5)||04507||Nov 1959||Jul 1960||D-22, KAT-22, KA-T22 (Katanga), to FAC, withdrawn from use at Angola 1963.|
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