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Last updated: 24 May 2016
Datum:zondag 2 december 1945
Type:Handley Page HP.68 Hermes 1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Handley Page Ltd
Registratie: G-AGSS
Constructienummer: HP.68/1
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) van Radlett Airfield (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: InitiŰle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:Radlett Airfield (EGTL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Radlett Airfield (EGTL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The Handley Page HP.68 Hermes 1 prototype crashed on its initial flight.

1. It is considered that the accident was the direct result of elevator overbalance, this brought about flight conditions the nature of which caused the pilot to lose control.
2. Although the porpoising motions set up by the overbalanced elevators would have been expected, the final manoeuvre of the aircraft, in climbing suddenly, cannot be satisfactorily explained.
3. It seems certain, however, that at different trimmer settings, a reversal of stick forces would have occurred with which the pilot could not have kept in phase as the loads increased.

» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371
» Flight International Dec. 6, 1945


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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