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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Date:jeudi 23 mai 1940
Type/Sous-type:Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign I
Compagnie:Imperial Airways
Immatriculation: G-ADTA
Numéro de série: AW.1165
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Lympne (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Merville Airport (HZB/LFQT), France
Aéroport de destination:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Royaume Uni
Détails:
On 23 May 1940, Armstrong Whitworth Ensign G-ADTA "Euryalus" crash-landed at RAF Lympne and was damaged. The aircraft was one of six that escaped after a Luftwaffe raid on Merville Airfield, France. The intended destination was Croydon. Approaching the English coast, first she lost her port inner engine and the pilot set course for RAF Hawkinge. A short time later her starboard inner engine also had to be shut down. The pilot changed course for Lympne. On landing, the starboard undercarriage was not fully down, causing the wing to scrape the ground and the aircraft to go through a fence as no braking was attempted. Euryalus was flown to RAF Hamble in June, but it was decided to cannibalise her to repair G-ADSU Euterpe which had been damaged in an accident at Bonnington on 15 December 1939. Euryalus was officially written off on 15 November 1941 and scrapped in September 1942.

Sources:
» Aeroplane, October 2011


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La distance entre Merville Airport et London-Croydon Airport est de 208 km (130 miles).

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