Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 30 October 1930
Type:Handley Page W.8g
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-EBIX
C/n / msn: W.8-7
First flight: 1924
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boulogne, Paris (   France) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft, named "City of Washington", flew into high ground in fog.
was on a flight from London to Paris. During the approach onto Paris the aircraft stalled and crash. The aircraft crashed in a area of Paris called Boulogne. Three of the 6 passengers and crew on board died in the crash.


Sources:
» www.imperial-airways.co.uk


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (200 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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