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AP-ACM Registration Details

Registration:   AP-ACM
Certificate of Registration Number:   65
Registration Date:   1948
Operator/Owner:   OnzeAir
Aircraft Type:   Victory Aircraft Avro Lancaster Mark X
Construction Number:   37031
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Previous Registration:   CF-CMW
Previous Operator:   Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
Fate:   Crashed on August 1, 1948, at Mauripur Air Base, Karachi
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Additional Remarks:   Victory Aircraft Avro Lancaster Mark X (construction number 37031) built in Canada by Victory Aircraft Limited at Malton, Ontario. Serial number KB730 for Royal Air Force (RAF). Converted to Lancaster XPP (Lancaster Mark X Passenger Plane) specifications as a long-range passenger and transport aircraft (Avro 691 Lancastrian 1). Registered in Canada as CF-CMW. Delivered in September, 1944. Operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA). Flown by Canadian Government Trans-Atlantic Air Service (CGTAS) for mail and VIP service between Dorval (Montreal) and Prestwick (Scotland). They carried ten passengers and crossed the Atlantic in about twelve and half-hours. They were cold and noisy but did the job. Sold to Skyways Limited which was an airline based in United Kingdom (UK) and leased to OnzeAir based at Karachi, West Pakistan. Aircraft registered as AP-ACM in Pakistan, OnzeAir. AP-ACM crashed, caught fire and burnt out at Mauripur Air Base in Karachi while landing on a flight from Rawalpindi on August 1, 1948, with a cargo of arms. The aircraft stalled and crashed tail first on landing. All four people aboard the aircraft died in this accident. Registration AP-ACM removed from Pakistan Aircraft Register on August 1, 1948.




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