Accident Handley Page Halifax C.8 G-AIAP,
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Date:Saturday 25 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax C.8
Owner/operator:Eagle Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-AIAP
MSN: 1354
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:3 miles from Dum Dum, Calcutta (Kolkatta), West Bengal -   India
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Calcutta/Dum-Dum (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:Tengah, Singapore (TGO/WSAT)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Handley Page Halifax C.Mk.VIII: Built for the RAF as PP281. Sold on and civil registered (C of R 10511/1; C of A 8331) to BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), London W.1. Registration G-AIAP cancelled 25 April 1947 as "Returned to the RAF". Registration G-AIAP reinstated (C of R 10511/2) on 29 October 1948 to Airtech Ltd., Thame Airfield, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Registration cancelled again 10 February 1949, but reinstated again (C of R 10511/3) four days later (14 February 1949) to Eagle Aviation Ltd., London WC.2

On 25 November 1950, Eagle Aviation Handley Page Halifax C.8 (registration G-AIAP) operating under contract to BOAC and bound for Singapore crashed on takeoff from Calcutta Dum Dum Airport, killing two of the six crew members in the post-crash fire that destroyed the aircraft and its cargo. Four crew members were injured while two others were killed, the radio officer Dennis Carter and the flight engineer John Stoney.

Registration G-AIAP cancelled 25 November 1950 (same day as the above incident) as "Destroyed in crash at Dum Dum near Calcutta"


3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/33: (UK Investigation)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/32: (Indian Investigation)

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2010 11:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Dec-2012 06:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2013 09:02 Red Eagle Updated [[Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]]
17-Dec-2013 17:34 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
28-Jan-2014 19:49 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2017 21:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2017 01:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2018 16:59 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2019 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Dec-2019 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
20-Dec-2019 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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