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Last updated: 8 July 2020
Date:Saturday 30 August 1958
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 100
Operator:Handley Page Ltd
Registration: G-AODE
C/n / msn: 147
First flight: 1955
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Milford (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Woodley Airport, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF), United Kingdom
The Herald had taken off from Woodley to take part in the Farnborough air display. Half an hour into the flight an intense and uncontrollable fire broke out in the no. 2 engine nacelle. A rapid descend was carried out and a crash landing was made in a field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by an intense fire which became uncontrollable and necessitated an immediate crash landing. The fire resulted from a major mechanical failure of the starboard engine and the disruption of the fuel system."


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