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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 June 1920
Type:Handley Page O/400
Operator:Handley Page Transport
Registration: G-EAKE
C/n / msn: HP-22
First flight: 1919
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Östanå (   Sweden)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:Stockholm (unknown airport), Sweden
Destination airport:Kjeller Air Base (ENKJ), Norway
Narrative:
The Handley Page O/400 transport plane participated in a competition between Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway and Stockholm, Sweden regarding a possible airmail contract.
After having passed Örebro one of the engines caught fire due to a broken fuel line. The pilot turned off the engine. Altitude was list and a forced landing was carried out. After a rough landing and bounce, the plane caught fire and was destroyed.

Sources:
» Handley Page O/400, G-EAKE in Norway


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