Narrative:The Hermes V G-ALEU was on a test flight when the no. 3 engine oversped. The propeller was feathered. The no. 1 and no. 4 engines then also suddenly failed. An emergency belly landing was carried out in a waterlogged field.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 April 1951|
|Type:||Handley Page HP.82 Hermes V|
|Operator:||UK Ministry of Supply|
|C/n / msn:|| HP.82/1|
|First flight:|| 1949|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Chilbolton (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371
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.