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Last updated: 20 July 2018
Datum:zondag 4 maart 1956
Type:Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IV
Registratie: G-ALDW
Constructienummer: HP.81/23
Bouwjaar: 1950
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Nicosia Airport (NIC) (   Cyprus)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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.

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


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