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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 6 mei 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Bristol Aeroplane Company
Registratie: G-AIFF
Constructienummer: 12766
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:26 km (16.3 mijl) van Portland Lighthouse (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:Filton Airport (FZO/EGTG), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The Bristol 170 aircraft was operated by the Bristol company to perform some tests to obtain engine and propeller data under specific climbing conditions. The aircraft departed Filton at 10:03. At 11:10 the commander of a surfaced submarine saw the aircraft crash into the sea. A large object, thought to be part of the wing was seen fluttering down separately.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of a structural failure in the air, the cause of which is unknown."



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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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