Narrative:The aircraft arrived late at Jask and attempted a night landing. The pilot misjudged the height of the aircraft and flared too early and stalled the aircraft. The aircraft's wing fuel tanks ruptured and the fuel was ignited by the emergency landing flares on the tips of the wings.
|Date:||Friday 6 September 1929|
|Type:||de Havilland DH.66 Hercules|
|C/n / msn:|| 239|
|First flight:|| 1927|
|Engines:|| 3 Bristol Jupiter VI|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Jask Airport ( Iran)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Jask Airport (OIZJ), Iran|
The pilot was captain A.E. Woodbridge who shot down and wounded German ace Baron Von Richthofen in WW1.
» Flight Magazine dated 31st January 1930
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.