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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Date:Friday 29 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-08 Super Electra
Operator:R.A. Brand & Co. Ltd.
Registration: G-AKPD
MSN: 1429
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Elba [Tyrrhenian Sea] (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Crashed into the sea off Elba. The wreckage was found on March 22, 1954 during the search for a missing BOAC DH.106 Comet jetliner (G-ALYP) that had crashed into the sea, January 10, 1954.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 1425 km (891 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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