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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27913
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:07-MAY-1926
Time:
Type:Vickers 61 Vulcan
Owner/operator:Leslie Hamilton
Registration: G-EBEM
C/n / msn: 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Off Coast of Italy -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Brooklands Aerodrome, West Byfleet, Surrey
Destination airport:North Africa
Narrative:
G-EBEM; Vickers Type 61 Vulcan - first registered in July 1922 (C of R 895). Ordered by Instone Airlines (the fourth of four - G-EBBL, G-EBDH, G-EBEA and G-EBEM) but cancelled before delivery. Delivered instead to Douglas Vickers MP in September 1922, competed in King's Cup Air Race in September 1922, taking 7th place. Re-registered to Leslie Hamilton 7 January 1926.

Disappeared off the coast of Italy under unknown circumstances on 7 May 1926. Crew was performing a special flight from Brooklands to North Africa. En route, while cruising off the Italian coast, the single engine aircraft disappeared into the sea. Search And Rescue efforts were abandoned after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found.

Registration G-EBEM formally cancelled by the Air Ministry on 5 July 1926 "due to destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft".

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBEM.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Vulcan#Individual_aircraft
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E2.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20171030132436/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/1926/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-vulcan-in-italy
6. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/235422-instone-airlines.html#post2757271


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
26-Mar-2011 14:07 Johnny Johnny Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Feb-2014 02:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2017 12:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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