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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 18 August 1926
Zeit:14:30
Flugzeugtyp:Blériot 155
Fluggesellschaft:Air Union (France)
Kennzeichen: F-AIEB
Werknummer: 2
Baujahr: 1926
Betriebsstunden:47
Triebwerk: 4 Renault 8Fg
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hurst, near Ashford, Kent (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankreich
Flug nach:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Crashed in adverse weather conditions. When passing over some farm buildings, the airplane collided with the roof of a barn and crashed into some hayricks.
There were two crew members and thirteen passengers on board. Two passengers and both crew members were killed.

Informationsquelle:
» Kent & Sussex History Forum
» The Times, 20 August 1926
» Flight International magazine


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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 Paris-Le Bourget Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (200 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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