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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20950
Last updated: 17 December 2018
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Date:18-MAR-1920
Time:
Type:Airco DH.16
Owner/operator:Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd.
Registration: G-EACT
C/n / msn: DH.16/1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, off Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Le Bourget, Paris (LBG/PFPB)
Destination airport:Hounslow Heath, Middlesex
Narrative:
First registered as K-130 (in the early pre-"G-E.." series of registrations). Re-registered as G-EACT 29.05.19. Written off 18.03.20 crashed into the English Channel off Beachy Head; the pilot was rescued by a ship. According to a contemporary report in Flight:

"Aerial Postman in the Channel

WHILE flying from Paris to London on March 18, in foggy weather, Lieut. Harold Game, A.F.C, had trouble with his compass. He decided to come down off Beachy Head, and sighting the ss. "Selarus," circled round it to attract attention. His machine was equipped with flotation bags, and they kept it afloat till he was rescued by a small boat sent out by the "Selarus." Lieut. Game has crossed the Channel 130 times and this was his first mishap."

Sources:

1. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1920/1920
2. http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft30102.htm
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/81-register-gb-g-ea
4. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EACT.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.16


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2008 20:37 JINX Added
11-Jun-2008 20:38 JINX Updated
16-Dec-2013 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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