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The following is a list of aircraft, gathered from the Customs’ files at the National Archives, whose departure seems to have been unduly delayed. Whereas usually they would depart the same day, or early the following morning, the aircraft listed below made a two- or three- day stop, without any valid reason being listed.

Aircraft, whose date is not in bold red type, where transferred from the 1940s accident page.

This page was added on 05.06.17.
        
 
DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
15-17.12.46 Ai. Consul Shell Co. Ltd. G-AHFT Arrived from the UK for Cairo between the 11/12th December. Returned on the 15th, departing on the 17th
16.12.46 DC-4 KLM PH-TAF/NL304 c/n 3081 f/Batavia at 08.45. Departed for Rome & Amsterdam at 06:20 on the 18th.
23-26.12.46 A. York BOAC G-AGOF Christened "MacDuff". Three-day stop-over on its way t0 Delhi, returning on the 28th.
24-27.01.47 A. York Skyways Ltd. G-AHFI Christened “Skyway”. Night stop between 20/21 on its flight to Karachi. Three-day stop-over on the return journey.
25-27.01.47 A. York Skyways Ltd G-AHLV Named “Sky Courier”. Arrived from the UK for Cairo on the 23rd. Two-day lay-over on the return journey.
25-27.01.47 A. York BOAC G-AGSN Fleet name “Marlow”, arrived on the 20th on its way to Calcutta. Two-day stay on the return journey
25.01-01.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKL Arrived from the UK for Cairo between 23/24th. Seven-day stop-over on the return journey.
28-30.01.47 A. Lancastrian BAS Ltd. G-AHBT Fleet name “City of New York”. Two-day stop-over on its way to Tripoli.
02-05.02.47 DC-3 Silver City Airways G-AIRH Arrived from Izmir, Turkey.
03.02.47 A. York Skyways G-AHLV Arrived from Karachi at 05:10, meant to depart at 07:15. Departed on the 5th at 07:10.
03.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGMZ Originally arrived from the UK for Cairo between 01-02. Returned on the 3rd, departing on the 5th.
03-05.02.47 A. York BOAC G-AGSN Fleet name “Marlow”. Arrived from the UK on 29.01.47 for Cairo.
03.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKI Arrived from the UK between 01-02, bound for Lydda. Returned on the 3rd, departing on the 5th.
05-08.02.47 L. Hudson BOAC G-AGBX Arrived from the UK for Cairo.
07.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNF Night stop between the 5-6th, heading for Almaza, Egypt. Returned on the the7th, departing on the 9th.
07.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKL Night stop between the 5-6th, heading for Lydda. Returned on the 7th, departing on the 9th.
08.02.47 A. Lancastrian BOAC G-AGLY Arrived from the UK on the 8th, bound for Karachi. Departed Malta on the 10th.
10.02.47 DC-3 Silver City Airways G-AIRG Arrived for a night stop between 21/22.01.47 on its way to Rangoon. On its return, there was this note in Customs’ file 13/IA-01 vide declaration ___ Practique. Departed on the 13th.
18-20.02.47 B. 170 The Bristol Aeroplane Co. G-AGVB Fleet name “Carmen”. Arrived on a charter flight to South Africa between 31.01.47/01.02.47. Three-day lay over on the return flight.
21.02.47 A. Lancastrian BOAC G-AGLT Fleet name “Newcastle”. Arrived from Lydda, departing on the 23rd.
28.02.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKI Arrived from the UK for Cairo between 26/27 February for Cairo, returning on the 28th. Departure date 1st at 03:55 crossed out, replaced by 2nd at 04:40.
25.03.47 HP Halifax BOAC PP272 Arrived the previous day on a training flight. Departed at unknown time, but returned at 12:20. Eventually left Malta on the 27th at 06:25.
15.04.47 A. York BOAC G-AGJC Arrived from the UK on the 11th for Karachi, returned on the 15th at 14.22. Departed on the 17th at 09:25, no reason given for the three-day lay-over.
24.04.47 A. York BOAC G-AGOE Refuelling stop between 21:45-23:10. Returned for unknown reasons, departing at 01:00 on the 25th.
12.05.47 A. York BOAC G-AHFI Arrived the previous day at 12:50. Left Malta at 02:15 but returned for unknown reasons at 03:15. Departed at 09:20.
22.05.47 DH Dove   G-AHRB Scheduled for 14:00, the entry had cancelled written over it.
09-11.08.47 Bristol 170 Skytravel Ltd. G-AHJO Arrived on its way to South Africa at 12:40, departing at 14:15. Departure date/time of the 10th at 05:10 crossed out, no reason given.
20.09.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKE Arrived from the UK between the 17/18th. Returned as 30M568. Customs’ file 12/IA-03D carried the following note: 7 passengers transferred to (DC-3) G-AIOF. Departed Malta on the 22nd.
25.09.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNE Night stop between the 23/24 to Cairo, returning on the 25th at 16:00. Departed for the UK on the 27th at 04:45.
25.09.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNF Night stop between the 23/24 to Cairo, returning on the 25th at 17:32. Departed for the UK on the 27th at 06:25.
28.09.47 DC-3 Silver City Airways G-AJAU Fleet name “City of Newton”. Arrived on a UK-Malta-UK flight at 23:25. Returned to the UK on the 30th at 09:15.
04.10.47 Lockheed 12 BAS G-AJAW Arrived from the UK at 19:35. Departure on the 5th cancelled, departing on the 6th at 11:52
06-08.10.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGZC Three-day stop-over on flight to Cairo, c/s 1XD3.
12.10.47 Airspeed Consul Instone Airlines 1946 Ltd. G-AIOM One of a number of Consuls operating between Malta and Libya, Tunis, Sicily and Italy. Departure on this day at 11:15 crossed out, departed on the 13th.
17-19.10.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGHH One of a number of aircraft that went to Karachi, India, to help transfer people who got caught on the wrong side of the border after India’s granting of independence in September 1947. Usually aircraft arrived and departed after a few hours. Landed at 18:05, departed at 04:59.
17-19.10.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGHE As ‘HH above. Landed at 19:35, departed at 05:22.
19.10.47 Ai. Consul Instone Airlines 1946 Ltd. G-AIOM Flight to Rome at 14:35 crossed out, replaced with 20th at 09:50.
13.11.47 A. York Skyways Ltd. G-AHLV Arrived from the UK to Lydda on the 11th, returning on the 13th. Departure date crossed out in custom files, without any reason given. Eventually left on the 16th.
10-12.12.47 DC-4 Skyways Ltd G-AJPO One of four, consecutively-registered DC-4s (G-AJPL-O). Arrived on a flight to Kuwait between 08/09, returning on the 10th at 20:55, staying for 2 days. Aircraft would usually spend 2-4 hours before departing.
17.12.47 Lockheed 14 Super Electra Universal flying services Ltd. G-AGBG Arrived from the UK on 30.11.47, bound for South Africa. Left on 1st Dec. (Note in Custom file 12 states “Delayed”, but no departure time given.) Returned on the 17th, with departure date of the 18th crossed out. Departed for the UK on the 19th.
18.12.47 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKL Arrived from the UK for a night stop between 16/17 for Lydda, flight number 37M77. Returned on the 18th as 38M77, with 1 passenger for Malta and 4 in transit. Departed w/o passengers on the 20th.
03.01.48 HP Halifax London Aero & Motor Services Ltd G-AIWJ Landed at 07:15 heading for Tanzania. Departed on the 5th.
03.01.48 DC-4 * Skyways Ltd. G-AJPN Arrived at 18:00, c/s 14KV (may not be complete flight number) Departure date 4th crossed out, departing on the 5th at 03:00. * Actual type C-54A-15-DC.
17.01.48 V. Viking Air Safaris G-AJFT Originally made a night stop between 09/10 on its way to Rhodesia (today’s Zimbabwe). Landed at Luqa at 16:00 on its return flight, c/s PBU 94/2, with 3 passengers for Malta and 7 in transit. Left on the 19th at 06:35 without passengers.
17.01.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNC Arrived at 20:32 as 29M662 with 10 passengers in transit. Departed at 04:00 on the 19th without passengers.
17.01.48 V. Viking Air Safaris G-AJFT Originally made a night stop between 09/10 on its way to Rhodesia (today’s Zimbabwe). Landed at Luqa at 16:00 on its return flight, c/s PBU 94/2, with 3 passengers for Malta and 7 in transit. Left on the 19th at 06:35 without passengers.
22-24.01.48 DC-4 Skyways Ltd. G-AJPN Aircraft was on its return flight to the UK, having passed to Abadan on the 20th. Landed at 18:20, departed at 05:00. Aircraft usually departed within a couple of hours.
22-24.01.48 DC-3 * Westminster Airways G-AJAZ Refuelling stop on the 20th on its way to Lydda. Departure on the 23rd crossed out. Last known visit by this aircraft. * Actual type C-47A-50-DL.
27-29.01.48 DC-3 Sobelair OO-SBB Arrived from Khartoum at 20:05, departing at 06:15.
29.01.48 Ai. Consul Instone A/Ls G-AIKO Departure for Libya at 08:43 crossed out, replace by 6th February to Tunis.
29-31.01.48 DC-3 Pan African Air Charter ZS-AVO Arrived from South Africa for the UK at 15:55, departing at 04:15. Night-stopped on the return flight between 6/7th February.
09-11.02.48 DC-3 * BOAC G-AGKK Arrived from the UK on its way to Lydda at 18:05, c/s 37M85, departing at 05:59. Night-stop on the return flight between the 12/13th as 38M85. *Actual type C-47B-10-DK.
14.02.48 Lockheed 12 British Aviation Services G-AJAW Aircraft usually made a night stop on its way to Turkey, but on this occasion stayed until the 20th. Returned between the 26/27th on its return to the UK.
21.02.48 DC-3 * BOAC G-AGNE Aircraft had arrived as 31M79 to Lydda on the 20th (same day departure). Returned on this day as 30M79 at 17:15, depating on the 23rd at 11:05. * Actual type C-47B-15-DK .
28.02.48 DC-3 * BOAC G-AGNE Arrived from the UK for Cairo as 29M704 at 14:43, with 5 crew and 10 pax in transit. but didn’t leave until 01.03.48 at 06:45 with 1 pax. (1948 was a leap year.)
20.03.48 Ai. Consul Chartair Ltd. G-AJLL Arrived from Maryut Egypt at 16:35. Departed for the UK on the 24th at 06:45.
02.04.48 DC-4 Skyways Ltd. G-AJPL Arrived from the UK for Iran on 31st March. Note in Cus 12/IA-04D: Put Back. Departure time 05:00 crossed out.
14-17.04.48 DC-4 Skyways Ltd. G-AJPN Arrived from the UK at 19:40, departing for Damascus at 02:00. These aircraft usually departed after 2-3 hours.
17.04.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKG Arrived on the 16th at 23:42 as 29M753, heading for Cairo. Departure at 07:30 crossed out, replaced with the 19th at 12:45.
17.04.48 DC-3 * Anglo Vaal Air Transport ZS-BVF Arrived from South Africa at 18:35 with 9 passengers & 5 crew. Usually, flights from South Africa made a night stop before continuing to the UK. This flight left on the 20th at 07:00 without passengers. * C-47A-1-DK.
20.04.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGMZ Aircraft arrived from the UK for a night-stop between 18/19.04.48 headed for Cairo. Returned on the 20th at 16:21. Departed for the UK on the 22nd at 05:15. (Departure on the 20th crossed out in Custom file.)
11-13.05.48 DC-3 Kearsley Airways G-AKAR Arrived from Libya at 16:10 with 16 passengers in transit. Departed on the 13th at 05:00 with one passenger.
12-14.05.48 Ai. Consul Lancashire Aircraft Corp. G-AHZV Arrived from Tunis at 14:15, leaving for Nicosia at 05:38. Departure date 13th crossed out, no other reasons given.
24.05.48 Ai. Consul Morton Air Services G-AIOU Aircraft had arrived from the UK the previous evening at 19:25, departing for Cairo at 06:15. Crashed in the Egyptian Desert, near Cairo [at point 30'35N;29'00E]. Registration cancelled as "crashed" 24.5.48.
02.06.48 DH Dove Iraq AF YI-ZAF On delivery. Originally left Blackbushe on 31st May, routing via Jersey, Bordeaux, Nice & Rome, landing at Luqa at 15:45. Arrived with 5 passengers in transit, but had none on departure on the 4th at 07:45.
07.06.48 DH Dove British Aviation Services G-AIWF Landed at 17:55 for Lusaka, departing on the 9th at 06:55. Returned for a night stop between 26/27.
12-14.06.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGZC Landed at 18:10 c/s BO 300/40. Departed for Cairo at 09:30. (Departure date the 13th at 09:30 crossed out in Custom file 12/04D. Crew only, no passengers to/from destination.) Returned to the UK between 15/16th.
24-26.06.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKC Arrived from the UK for Egypt between the 22nd/23rd. Returned on the 24th, c/s 301/62, at 16:36, departing for the UK on the 26th at 07:10.
24.06.48 DC-3 * Kearsley Airways G-AKDT Landed at 17:25 for Calcutta. Departed on the 26th at 06:40. *Actual type C-47B-1-DK, c/n 14161/25606.
24.06.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNK Arrived from the UK at 19:06, heading for Cairo. Departed on the 26th at 08:30.
27-29.06.48 Bristol 170 Bristol Aeroplane Company G-AGVC Night stop between the 19th/20th, landing at 21:40, departing at 06:45 bound for Lusaka. Returned on the 27th at 18:35, leaving for the UK on the 29th at 06:15.
28.06.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKC Arrived as BO 300/67 at 18:47, bound for Cairo. Was carrying 2 passengers for Malta, with 4 in transit. Left on the 30th with 3 passengers.
08.07.48 DC-3 * BOAC G-AGZC Arrived as BO 300/78, with 6 passengers for Malta, and 6 in transit. Departed on the 10th with 2 passengers for Egypt. Returned as BO 301/80 between 10th/11th. * Actual type C-47A-5-DK, c/n 12222.
10.07.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGNF Landed at 19:08, flight number BO 300/81, with 8 passengers in transit for Cairo. Departed on the 12th at 08:50 without passengers. Returned as 301/83 between the 12th/13th.
28.07.48 Bristol 170 Bristol Aeroplane Company G-AIFF Arrived from Karachi at 15:10, departing on the 30th at 02:00.
28.07.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGKB Arrived for a night stop between the 26th/27th as BO 300/099, Cairo-bound. Returned as 301/101, departing on the 30th.
15-18.08.48 DC-3 BOAC G-AGMZ Arrived (without passengers) as flight BO 302/6, landing at 17:14. Departed for Cairo on the 18th at 07:35.
27-29.08.48 DC-3 * BOAC G-AGKK Arrived from Cairo as flight 301/132 at 15:45. Departed for the UK on the 29th at 05:30. (Original departure date of the 28th at 02:10 crossed out.) * C-47B-10-DK, c/n 26100.
29.08.48 A. York Skyways Ltd. G-AHFI Arrived on the 28th, destination Malaya. Departure on the 29th crossed out with no reason given. Aircraft departed on 1st September. Aircraft christened “Skyway”.
24.12.48 Ai. Consul Instone A/L G-AIKO One of a number of Consuls based at Luqa at the time, this particular aircraft had arrived from Catania at 13:10, scheduled to depart for Rome via Naples at 13:40. Note in Custom 12/IA-5D file: Put Back at 4pm/24.12. Next flight on the 26th at 09:20 to Rome via Naples.
01.08.49 DH Dove Silver City A/Ws G-AIWF Arrived from Catania on 30.07.49 at 18:15. Nothing under “Remarks” in Custom records to indicate any problems, but departure date/time of 1st Aug at 07:30 replaced by 4th at 06:30.
09.11.49 V. Viking 1B B.E.A. G-AIVB Arrived from the UK for Istanbul on the 8th. Departure on the 9th at 06:45 crossed out. Left on the 10th.
02.12.49 V. Viking 1 Hunting Clan Transport G-AHPI Aircraft was on a UK-Malta-UK flight landing on the 1st at 19:20. Nothing in Custom files about technical problems, departed on the 3rd at 10:00.
02.12.49 Ca. Argonaut BOAC G-ALHE Originally arrived from London for Karachi on 25.11.49. On its return it had 6 passengers in transit, but departed on the 4th with crew only. Nothing in Custom files about reason for the three-day lay-over.
13-15.12.49 V. Viking Airwork Ltd. G-AKTV Aircraft arrived at 17:50 with 24 passengers in transit, but departed without them at 07:03. No notes in custom files, but unusual for aircraft to stay for three days.
        
 
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