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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 29 July 1939
Type:de Havilland DH.86A Express
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L7596
C/n / msn: 2348
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kirby-in-Furness Moor (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Force landed on Kirby-in-Furness Moor because of bad weather en route from London to Belfast. One of the passengers was U.K Secretary of State for Air, Sir Kingsley Wood. He was on his way to the Short and Harland aircraft factory in Belfast for an inspection along with other officials.

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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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