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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 8 March 1960
Type:Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IVA
Registration: G-ALDH
C/n / msn: HP.81/9
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:London Airport (LHR) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
The starboard main gear leg collapsed during landing rollout at London. It appeared that the failure resulted from a fracture of the radius rod attachment lugs on the main undercarriage leg casing.

» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA
» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371


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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.
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