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Last updated: 12 August 2020
Datum:Dienstag 15 September 1936
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland DH.86A Express
Fluggesellschaft:British Airways Ltd.
Kennzeichen: G-ADYF
Werknummer: 2347
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH), Deutschland
The de Havilland DH.86A Express, operating a mail flight to Germany, crashed shortly after takeoff. It turned through 180 degrees, lost height, and hit a tree.

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Distance from London-Gatwick Airport to Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport as the crow flies is 738 km (461 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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