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Last updated: 11 August 2020
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Date:Tuesday 7 November 1939
Type:Handley Page HP.42W
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AAXD
C/n / msn: HP.42/6
First flight: 1931-11-06 (8 years )
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tiverton, Devon (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Handley Page HP.42W named "Horatius" was wrecked in a forced landing on Tiverton golf course. It was returning to Exeter from France when the pilot could not find Exeter due to bad weather, leading him to make a forced landing.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» UK Civil Register


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