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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Datum:Samstag 30 August 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 100
Fluggesellschaft:Handley Page Ltd
Kennzeichen: G-AODE
Werknummer: 147
Baujahr: 1955
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Milford (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Woodley Airport, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF), Großbritannien
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."


photo of Handley-Page-HPR-7-Herald-100-G-AODE
accident date: 30-08-1958
type: Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 100
registration: G-AODE
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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