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Datum:donderdag 19 november 1936
Tijd:03:38 LT
Type:Fokker F.XII
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Airways Ltd.
Registratie: G-AEOT
Constructienummer: 5300
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Pound Hill, Tilgate Forest (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Fokker F.XII G-AEOT crashed in the early hours of 19 November 1936 into trees on Pound Hill, Tilgate Forest, approximately seven miles south of Gatwick Airport. It was upside down and extensively damaged, with the fuselage completely broken up. The pilot,
Flt Lt Arthur Patrick Kilvington Hattersley (aged 36) together with the second pilot/first officer Capt Verner John William Bredenkamp (aged 33), were both killed.
The AAIB Inquiry decided that the accident was caused by the pilot making an error of judgement in that he hadn't taken into account that the very strong NE wind would greatly widen his low altitude turn, causing the Fokker to drift off course and hit the high ground.

» Hansard, the printed transcripts of parliamentary debates (House of Commons Debate 19 November 1936 vol 317 cc1920-11920)
» The Aviation Forum: Fokker F.XII G-AEOT crash 19 November 1936
» South-East History Boards


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hannover Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 689 km (431 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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