|Lot No: 192|
Date: 1932, Mar 5
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.Description: SCARCE INTERRUPTION , Sudan to Egypt, KHARTOUM to CAIRO, bs 11/3, IAW cover with embossed logo on flap, franked 15ml, flown on IAW northbound service AN#52. Departed Khartoum 9/5 in the AW Argosy 'City of Arundel' on the DUPLICATE service carrying CENTRAL AFRICAN mails, (not the mails from Cape Town). But it had to make a forced landing the same day near Wadi Halfa due to a dust storm. She continued to Cairo on 11/3, arriving 2 days late in Croydon. Duplication of services between Kisumu-Cairo due to large numbers of passengers, mail and freight was not unique (Uganda Herald 11/3/32). See Movements of Aircraft on Imperial Airways African Route 1931-1939, P Wingent, p28, pub 1991. A wll documented item and a great one for the exhibit.