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Last updated: 24 July 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 14 december 1920
Tijd:ca 12:15
Type:Handley Page O/400
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Handley Page Transport
Registratie: G-EAMA
Constructienummer: HP-25
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Golders Green (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Cricklewood Aerodrome, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
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
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London-Cricklewood Aerodrome en Paris-Le Bourget Airport bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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