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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 1 March 1940
Type:Handley Page HP.42E
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AAGX
C/n / msn: HP.42/1
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) off Dibba, Oman [Gulf of Oman] (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jiwani Airport (JIW/OPJI), Pakistan
Destination airport:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), United Arab Emirates
Narrative:
The Handley Page HP.42E named "Hannibal" was lost without a trace over the Gulf of Oman with four crew and four passengers on board.
Search for ther aircraft was abandoned a week later.

Sources:
» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011
» El Litoral 2-3-1940


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Distance from Jiwani Airport to Sharjah Airport as the crow flies is 629 km (393 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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