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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 10 February 1930
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Farman F.63bis Goliath
Operator:Air Union (France)
Registration: F-FHMY
C/n / msn: 2
First flight: 1920
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marden, Kent (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered structural failure of the starboard tailplane. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at the Pagehurst emergency landing ground the plane but stalled and crashed. Two passengers were killed, two passengers and two crew members were injured.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Le Farman «Goliath» / par Gérard Hartmann
» Plane Crash / The Marden History Group
» The Times, 11, 13 February and 29 March 1930
» Flight 14 February 1930


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (200 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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