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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 June 1931
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy IA
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-EBLO
C/n / msn: AW.155
First flight: 1926
Engines: 3 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aswan (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aswan Airport (ASW/HESN), Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An Armstrong Whitworth Argosy IA, named "City of Birmingham", crashed on takeoff from Aswan. The aircraft lost altitude during a left hand turn at a height of 18 meters and impacted the ground.
Two of the three crew members where injured, whilst one crew and the four passengers escaped unhurt.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» Piloot & Vliegtuig maart 2017


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