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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Friday 4 November 1938
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Jersey Airways
Registration: G-ACZN
MSN: 2316
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU/EGHI), United Kingdom
The aircraft stalled and crashed after takeoff. The aircraft caught fire killing all 12 passengers and one pilot. One person on the ground was also killed when the aircraft crashed.

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Distance from Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands to Southampton-Eastleigh Airport as the crow flies is 201 km (126 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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