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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 16 August 1936
Type:Fokker F.XII
Operator:Aviación Nacional
Registration: G-ADZK
C/n / msn: 5301
First flight: 1931
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Rochelle-Lagord Airport (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Fokker F.XII, G-ADZK, was sold via shady deals by British Airways Ltd to the Spanish nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, with G-ADZK having its registration cancelled on 2.9.36 due to "Change of Ownership of Aircraft".
On 16 August 1936, the crew was on its way from London to Madrid to deliver the aircraft to the Spanish Nationalists Air Force (Aviación Nacional). En route, the flight crew encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility due to fog and decided to divert to La Rochelle-Lagord Airport. On landing, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft lost directional control and skidded for several before coming to rest with its left wing and left engine partially sheared off. While both crew were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

Sources:
» G-ADZK Certificate of Registration


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