De Havilland DH.89A Dominie C.1

De havilland DH.89A Dominie C.1 D-1/OT-ZCH

De Havilland DH.89A Dominie C.1

Twin-engined biplane communications- and transport aircraft

Already during the Second World War the plans for the new Belgian Air Force incorporated the use of light transport- and liaison aircraft. The De Havilland DH.89A Dominie C.1's were some of the first aircraft of the newly formed Air Force and the majority was already in service in 1945 with the (Belgian crewed) Metropolitan Communications Flight and the Belgian Training School at Snailwell (UK). In the mid fifties the last of the 7 Dominies operated by the Belgian Air Force were withdrawn from use. Some ended up on the Belgian civil market while the remainder was scrapped.


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Serial c/n Date In Date Out History
D-1 6881 Sep 1946 Feb 1953 NR805 (RAF), D-1, ZC-J, ZC-H, OT-ZCH
D-2 6745 Sep 1946 Jan 1957 NF874 (RAF), D-2, "Raymond Chartier", ZC-K - Profile -
D-3 6739 Sep1946 Aug 1952 NF868 (RAF), D-3, ZC-I, Crashed at Melsbroek on 21 Aug 1952.
D-4 6785 Sep 1946 Mar1954 NR686 (RAF), D-4, ZC, ZC-M, OO-ARN, N701DH
D-5 6787 Sep 1946 Sep 1955 NR688 (RAF), D-5/ZC-N, OO-ARI, G-APBN (nru), OO-ARI, F-OBIA, ...
D-6 6852 Sep1946 Mar1954 NR776 (RAF) D-6, OT-ZCJ
D-7 6853 Sep 1946 Feb 1955 NR777 (RAF), D-7, OT-ZCK, ZK-SWR (airworthy)
 

 

 

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