Vliegtuigongeval op 23 JUL 1952 met Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IVA G-ALDB - Pithiviers Airport
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Datum:woensdag 23 juli 1952
Tijd:22:25 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic hphm model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IVA
Registratie: G-ALDB
Constructienummer: HP.81/3
Bouwjaar: 1949
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 64
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 70
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Pithiviers Airport (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pithiviers Airfield (LFFP), Frankrijk
The Hermes was being used to transport troops from Blackbushe to the Fayid RAF Station, Egypt when it crash-landed in France.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The defect in No.4 engine was not due to fracture of (the) reduction gear pinion or failure of (the) oil pump drive. The evidence suggests that internal engine failure occurred, causing over-speeding and subsequent disintegration of the reduction gear pinion bearing."

» Air Pictorial Oct. 1965, p.371
» B. Dawson (E-mail 21-4-2007)


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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 Blackbushe Airport en Pithiviers Airfield bedraagt 411 km (257 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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