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Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Datum:Dienstag 1 April 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IVA
Fluggesellschaft:Skyways
Kennzeichen: G-ALDV
Werknummer: HP.81/22
Baujahr: 1950
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Meesden Green (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Test
Flug von:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Großbritannien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Handley Page Hermes was on a test flight when the controls became jammed. Eyewitnesses saw the plane descending in a series of dives and climbed until it crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the elevator mechanism becoming jammed. This deprived the pilots of control of the aircraft. The jamming was due to the presence of a small extraneous object which entered the control mechanism."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (109-112)


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