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Accident description
Last updated: 1 May 2017
Date:Wednesday 27 July 1938
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ABTG
C/n / msn: AW.785
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kisumu (   Kenya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenya
Destination airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Flew into a hillside.



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Distance from Kisumu Airport to Alexandria Airport as the crow flies is 3497 km (2185 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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