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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 23 May 1940
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign 1
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-ADSZ
C/n / msn: AW1164
First flight: 1935
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Merville Airport (HZB) (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Aircraft was on an international scheduled flight when over France, it was fired by German fighter. Crew diverted to Merville-Calonne Airport but on final approach, aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a field. Occupant fate unknown.

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» Aeroplane October 2011


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