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Date:vendredi 11 août 1939
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Compagnie:Imperial Airways
Immatriculation: G-AFGN
Numéro de série: 1467
Année de Fabrication: 1938
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Saint-Sauveur, Luxeuil-les-Bains (   France)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
The Super Electra ( leased from British Airways) was flying from London to Zurich, with a stop at Basel, on Imperial Airways' Britain to Switzerland service. While cruising at 10,000 feet over France trouble with one of the Electra's engines was experienced and the aircraft was unable to maintain height. At 3,000 feet the engine caught fire and a wheels down forced landing was carried out in a field at Saint-Sauveur, Luxeuil-les-Bains. The undercarriage collapsed but the aircraft remained upright, and captain Ben Prowse and First-Officer A.C. Wincop were able to exit the cockpit, sustaining burns from nearby flames, and release the passenger door enabling the occupants to get out. The aircraft was consumed by fire.

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» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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