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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 30 juni 1920
Type:Handley Page O/400
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Handley Page Transport
Registratie: G-EAKE
Constructienummer: HP-22
Bouwjaar: 1919
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Östanå (   Zweden)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Demonstratie
Vliegveld van vertrek:Stockholm (unknown airport), Zweden
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kjeller Air Base (ENKJ), Noorwegen
The Handley Page O/400 transport plane participated in a competition between Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway and Stockholm, Sweden regarding a possible airmail contract.
After having passed Örebro one of the engines caught fire due to a broken fuel line. The pilot turned off the engine. Altitude was list and a forced landing was carried out. After a rough landing and bounce, the plane caught fire and was destroyed.

» Handley Page O/400, G-EAKE in Norway


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