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Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Datum:donderdag 21 oktober 1926
Type:Handley Page W.10
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-EBMS
Constructienummer: W.10/3
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:English Channel (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» Flight Magazine dated October 28th 1926


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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-Croydon Airport en Paris-Le Bourget Airport bedraagt 319 km (199 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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