Incident Short spherical balloon G-FAAI,
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Date:Sunday 7 June 1925
Time:day
Type:Short spherical balloon
Owner/operator:Royal Aero Club
Registration: G-FAAI
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Etaples, Pas-de-Calais -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Brussels, Belgium
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Competing in 14th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett. Balloon named "Elsie", crewed by T. Johnston and F M McDougall. Departed Brussels on June 7, and was heading towards the English Channel when the crew decided to land before heading out over water. They landed on a railway track at Etaples, Pas-de-Calais, and managed to get clear shortly before a train ran into the balloon, wrecking it.

Sources:

1. Star (Christchurch, NZ), 23 July 1925
2. Wonders of World Aviation magazine No 29, 1938
3. https://www.fai.org/page/gb-1925
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-F.html
5. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/lighterthanairregister.pdf

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2022 22:13 Ron Averes Added
18-Mar-2022 08:13 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
06-Sep-2022 21:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative, Category]
11-May-2024 19:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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