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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Datum:Dienstag 14 Dezember 1920
Zeit:ca 12:15
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page O/400
Fluggesellschaft:Handley Page Transport
Kennzeichen: G-EAMA
Werknummer: HP-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Golders Green (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Cricklewood Aerodrome, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankreich
A Handley Page O/400, operated by Handley Page Transport, was damaged beyond repair in the first fatal commercial aviation disaster.
The aircraft operated on a scheduled service from London's Cricklewood Aerodrome in the United Kingdom, to Paris, France. On board were six passengers and two crew members.
Visibility was limited due to fog as the aircraft took off. It gained insufficient height, struck trees and crashed. The aircraft caught fire, killing 4 of the 8 passengers and crew.

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photo of Handley-Page-O-400-G-EAMA
accident date: 14-12-1920
type: Handley Page O/400
registration: G-EAMA

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from London-Cricklewood Aerodrome to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 342 km (214 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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