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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 12 August 1936
Time:ca 03:00
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:British Airways
Registration: G-ADEB
C/n / msn: 2324
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Altenkirchen (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV), Germany
Destination airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Germany
Narrative:
A de Havilland DH.86 Express mail plane crashed in Germany while en route from Hannover to Cologne. Final destination was London, U.K.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» Leeuwarder nieuwsblad 12-8-1936


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Distance from Hannover Airport to Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield as the crow flies is 251 km (157 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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