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Last updated: 27 July 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 16 maart 1937
Tijd:00:24
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-ACVZ
Constructienummer: 2303
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Elsdorf (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Duitsland
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
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 Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield bedraagt 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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