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Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:Friday 14 February 1930
Type:de Havilland DH.66 Hercules
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-EBNA
C/n / msn: 240
First flight: 1927
Engines: 3 Bristol Jupiter VI
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gaza (   Israel)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During a night landing, the pilot misjudged the altitude and hit a ridge 100 yards before reaching the runway. The plane crashed, but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The Hercules, named “City of Teheran” was operating on a service from Great Britain to India.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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