Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 29 October 1948
Type:Lockheed 14-08 Super Electra
Operator:R.A. Brand & Co. Ltd.
Registration: G-AKPD
C/n / msn: 1429
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Elba (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea off Elba. The wreckage was found on March 22, 1954 during the search for a missing BOAC DH.106 Comet jetliner (G-ALYP) that had crashed into the sea, January 10, 1954.

Sources:
» Britain's own Lost: the plane that disappeared (Guardian 14-8-2005)
» CAA register
» Townsville Daily Bulletin


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 1425 km (891 miles).

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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