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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 10 April 1951
Type:Handley Page HP.82 Hermes V
Operator:UK Ministry of Supply
Registration: G-ALEU
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chilbolton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.

» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371


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