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Last updated: 18 November 2019
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 25 febrero 1920
Tipo:Handley Page O/400
Operador:Handley Page Transport
Registración: G-EAMC
Numéro de série: HP-27
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) N of El Shereik (   Sudán)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Desconocido
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aswan Airport (ASW/HESN), Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudán
Descripción:
The Handley Page O/400 sustained substantial damage in a forced landing in the desert near El Shereik, Sudan.
The airplane was engaged in an attempt to be the first airplane to fly from London to Cape Town, South Africa. It was en route from Aswan to Khartoum at 7800 feet when the aircraft suddenly suffered from severe oscillation and vibration as a result of tail flutter. The pilot shut down the engines and prepared for a forced landing. The aircraft nosed down upon landing, with all four crew being thrown clear of the aircraft.

Fuentes:
» Golden Years of Aviation
» The Race for the Cape


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Distance from Aswan Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 926 km (579 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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