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Last updated: 19 May 2019
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Date:Sunday 11 August 1940
Type:de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AX903
C/n / msn: 6800
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Reykjavík RAF Station (RKV) (   Iceland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Reykjavík RAF Station (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Narrative:
The transport aircraft, impressed into Royal Air Force Service from BOAC on 1.9.40, was operated by the 271 Squadron.
It was destroyed in a landing accident at Reykjavik, Iceland when it swung into Fairey Battle L5547.

Sources:
» Jackson, A. J. (1987). De Havilland aircraft since 1909. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-896-4


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