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Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Date:jeudi 21 octobre 1926
Type/Sous-type:Handley Page W.10
Compagnie:Imperial Airways
Immatriculation: G-EBMS
Numéro de série: W.10/3
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:English Channel (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Détails:
The aircraft was mid way over the Channel when the starboard engine failed. The aircraft slowly lost speed and height the pilot managed a tail up landing on the sea. The passengers and crew climbed out of the emergency exit in the roof of the aircraft. At the time of landing there was not a boat in sight. Gradually the aircraft began to sink at the nose the rising water forced the occupants towards the tail. Then two fishing smacks were seen rushing to the rescue having cut their gear adrift to do so. The 1st to arrive was the Invicta who took off 10 of occupants the second smack came alongside and took off the other two. The mail and some other cargo was also salvaged. The only casualty was a Pommeranian dog belonging to one of the women passengers. They were immediately taken to Folkestone.

Sources:
» Flight Magazine dated October 28th 1926


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London-Croydon Airport et Paris-Le Bourget Airport est de 319 km (199 miles).

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