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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:Montag 22 August 1927
Zeit:ca 08:15
Flugzeugtyp:Fokker F.VIII
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: H-NADU
Werknummer: 4993
Baujahr: 1926
Triebwerk: 2 Gnome-Rhône Jupiter
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:St. Julians, Sevenoaks, Kent (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Niederlande
A Fokker F.VIII passenger plane was destroyed in an accident near Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom. One crew member was killed.
Some ten minutes after takeoff from London-Croydon Airport the pilot noted vibrations which was suddenly followed by a sharp right hand turn. The airplane began to loose height quickly in a descending turn. The horizontal stabilizer was trimmed to arrest the descent rate.
The pilot was not able to control the airplane, which crashed into trees. Flight engineer J.L.A.M. Brunklaus (25) was killed.
It appeared that the vertical stabilizer had separated in flight.

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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 349 km (218 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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