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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 July 1923
Type:Handley Page W.8
Operator:Handley Page Transport
Registration: G-EAPJ
C/n / msn: W.8-1
First flight: 1919-12-04 (3 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Poix (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Narrative:
The aircraft was forced to land with engine trouble. A good landing was made but before the aircraft could stop it hit a sunken road and broke its back. The pilot and mechanic were thrown out the machine but only received minor injuries.

Sources:
» Flight magazine issued on 19th July 1923


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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