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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 2 May 1940
Type:de Havilland DH.86B Express
Operator:Suomen Ilmavoimat
Registration: OH-IPA
C/n / msn: 2353
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Helsinki-Malmi Airport (HEM) (   Finland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Helsinki-Malmi Airport (HEM/EFHF), Finland
Destination airport:Jyväskylä Airport (JYV/EFJY), Finland
Narrative:
The de Havilland DH.86B Express was converted for use as an ambulance aircraft and used by a special branch of Aero OY as OH-IPA. The airplane was to be ferried from Helsinki-Malmi Airport (HEM) to Jyväskylä/Tikkakoski for inclusion in bomber regiment LeR 4 with the Finnish Air Force.
On takeoff the airplane collided with a Brewster B-239E fighter aircraft, BW-394.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» Finnish Air Force in World War II - Discussion Forum


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Distance from Helsinki-Malmi Airport to Jyväskylä Airport as the crow flies is 239 km (149 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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