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Datum:Dienstag 16 März 1937
Zeit:00:24
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-ACVZ
Werknummer: 2303
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Elsdorf (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
The DH.86 Express departed Croydon on a passenger and mail flight to Cologne, Germany. Departure was delayed from 19:00 hours to 21:30 because the pilot had to wait for the weather forecast.
Last contact was near Hasselt, Belgium at 23:18 hours. The wreckage was later found to have crashed in the woods near Elsdorf, Germany. The victims' watches had stopped at 00.24. Two of the engines lay at the foot of a large elm tree that had been broken in two places by the impact.

Informationsquelle:
» The Times 17 March 1937
» De Havilland full production list
» Commons Sitting of 16 March 1937 Series 5 Vol. 321


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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