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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 4 März 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IV
Fluggesellschaft:Skyways
Kennzeichen: G-ALDW
Werknummer: HP.81/23
Baujahr: 1950
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Nicosia Airport (NIC) (   Zypern)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Zypern
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
An explosion occurred in the forward freight compartment while the airplane was on the ground at Nicosia.
The explosion occurred 20 minutes before the aircraft was due to depart for the United Kingdom with 68 passengers.

Informationsquelle:
» Flight, 16 March 1956
» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371


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