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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 9 July 1930
Type:Farman F.63bis Goliath
Operator:SGTA - Société Générale des Transports Aériens
Registration: F-ADFQ
C/n / msn: 42
First flight: 1921
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aalsmeer (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport, Netherlands
Shortly after takeoff from Amsterdam (AMS) an elevator control cable failed. The pilot lost control and the airplane struck terrain. One crew member was killed.
The airplane operated on a mail flight from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Paris-le Bourget, France with en route stops at Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport, Antwerp en Brussels.

» Le Farman «Goliath» / par Gérard Hartmann
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1930 / H. Dekker


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport to Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport as the crow flies is 52 km (33 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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