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Last updated: 7 August 2020
Datum:zaterdag 30 augustus 1958
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Handley Page Ltd
Registratie: G-AODE
Constructienummer: 147
Bouwjaar: 1955
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Milford (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Demonstratie
Vliegveld van vertrek:Woodley Airport, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF), Verenigd Koninkrijk
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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