Accident Handley Page HP.82 Hermes V G-ALEU,
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Date:Tuesday 10 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic hphm model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page HP.82 Hermes V
Owner/operator:UK Ministry of Supply
Registration: G-ALEU
MSN: HP.82/1
Year of manufacture:1949
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Chilbolton -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
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Destination airport:
The Hermes V G-ALEU was on a test flight when the no. 3 engine oversped. The propeller was feathered. The no. 1 and no. 4 engines then also suddenly failed. An emergency belly landing was carried out in a waterlogged field.


Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371


photo (c) Henk Scharringa archives; unknown

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