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Dragon Rapide Missing In Queensland, Australia  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 50
Posted (3 years 8 months ago) and read 3168 times:

A Dragon Rapide aircraft has gone missing on Australias Sunshine Coast after failing to return to Caboolture Airport after leaving Monto where it had spent the weekend at an air show. The aircraft was carrying the pilot and 5 passengers



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2154 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months ago) and read 3147 times:

If the registration in the article is accurate, then it's actually a DH-84 Dragon and not a DH-89 Dragon Rapide.

Anyway, I hope those people will turn up okay. I'm a big fan of classic DeHavilland so I'm quite shocked by this news...


Always comparing your flown types list with mine
User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 1):
If the registration in the article is accurate, then it's actually a DH-84 Dragon
It is believed the plane is a vintage red de Havilland Dragon DH-84, built in 1934 and one of only four in the world.

Police are co-ordinating a ground search in the area of the beacon being activated and, in addition to two helicopters, a rescue Dornier has been called in to assist.

More info

User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

As the search continues, it has emerged that the pilot of the missing aircraft had previously been involved in a fatal crash:

Mr Porter survived a fatal crash in the same model airplane which claimed the lives of his father and brother in the 1950s.
He was 10 when the plane flown by his father went down in a creek in Brisbane's south in 1954.

Source: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-...for-missing-qld-plane-to-continue/

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