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Last updated: 30 November 2020
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Date:Friday 26 August 1921
Time:13:32
Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Operator:SNETA - Syndicat National d'Etude du Transport Aérienne
Registration: O-BLAN
C/n / msn: 17
First flight: 1920
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) off Calais [The English Channel] (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgium
Narrative:
A Farman F.60 Goliath, operating a mail flight from London-Croydon Airport, U.K., to Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgium, ditched in The English Channel off the coast of Calais, France. Both occupants, the pilot and mechanic, were reported missing.
Media reports at the time suggested there was a fire on board prior to the ditching.

Sources:
» André Dillien OO registration lists
» luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Brussel-Haren Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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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