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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 August 1940
Type:Handley Page HP.42E
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AS981
C/n / msn: HP.42/4
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moresby Park, Cumberland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Made a forced landing in the Dissington Moor after an engine fire which spread to the airframe causing the ammunition to explode and burned out. Ex G-AAUC "Horsa" Imperial Airways, impressed by RAF.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Air International


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